Carolyn Newell

Click an image to enlarge

Artist Statement

“Beauty or truth, which may not be defined in a traditional way, is what nature gives to us.”

The artist’s job is to keep alive what we find in nature, and to search even farther to find beauty or excitement in the mundane or unnoticed shadows, lines, or shapes. This search, as well as developing the skills to express that beauty or truth, motivates many artists, including me.

Art has been a thread winding its way through my life: through childhood, marriage, and parenthood, I’ve pursued my interest in drawing, sculpting, and painting, as well as earning degrees in zoology, accounting, and art history.

For the last ten years I have devoted a large portion of my life to the love and exploration of art. After retirement, I put much of my energy into learning the techniques used in watercolor, oils, and pastels. I have been a happy painter ever since.

About the Artist

Carolyn Newell has studied art at the University of Hartford, Wesleyan University, Central Connecticut State University, The West Hartford Art League, and the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. Her work has been shown at the New Britain Museum of American Art, the West Hartford Art League, the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, the Brickwalk Gallery, the Town and County Club of Hartford, as well as a number of other venues. She is a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society and the Connecticut Pastel Society.  

With a few exceptions, most of Carolyn Newell's paintings are framed. 

Her work ranges in price from $500 to $1200.