Carol L. Mack studied art history, composition, color theory, and interior design at the Art Institute of Portland. She continues to experiment with spatial proportions, color, texture, and juxtaposition among representational, abstract, and nonrepresentational ideas. She currently lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon but hopes, in the near future, to split her time between the Portland area, Arizona (her home state), and traveling to explore our nation’s National Parks.
The best compliment an artist can receive is when viewers resonate with the artist’s creation. The resonance becomes the goal: To express ideas, thoughts, and emotions using paint and mixed media materials in a way that transcends literal images and creates a bridge between contemporary impressionism and abstraction.
Artworks become visual reflections of abstract ideas stemming from a place of the familiar—a favorite landmark, a natural phenomenon, an important issue, venue, or experience.
Bold, raw brush strokes; sponge blending and erasing; use of palette instruments; and soft wet-on-wet color combinations mark the simultaneous vibrancy and tranquility drawn from the inspiration of the natural world.
A familiar landscape is viewed differently when resonance occurs between the artist’s creation and the viewer’s experience.