Carol Estes

 

Carol Estes

 

My images reflect an inner buoyancy and progressive optimism.  I love color and I feel energized when surrounded by a vast language of spectrums. Abstract painting is not something I wanted to try on….it is way beyond that. It is a part of who I am, a part of my personality, my nature. My earlier works of art were developed at Stout-McCourt Gallery, located in the Avant-garde, bohemian music and arts district known as ” Deep Ellum ” in Dallas, Texas. My studio was located above the Stout-McCourt Gallery from the late 1980s until 1993 when I moved to New Mexico. As New Mexico does…….it attracts artists due to the unique light.  Sometimes, it’s late in the afternoon – it’s a sienna, retro-filter casting a hue of shadow on the mountains…sometimes it’s a warm, highlighter of golden light dancing through the desert, sometimes it’s the sunrise, sometimes its the sunset. Throughout my journeys, I love the freedom, mystery, and expressions of abstract works of art……as it comes from the soul, with its own language, its own way of life, individualistic and captured, archived upon its vessel.

Artist Statement

 I am a native of the Southwest Oregon Redwood/Coastal region.  I  grew up playing in the Redwoods & on the beaches knowing, feeling &  respecting the physical giant, rugged power, beauty & freedom of the Pacific Northwest coast; later knowing & understanding -the straight forward- infinite landscapes of the Texas Panhandle and the surround-sound of the enchanted, spiritual environment of New Mexico.

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