Artist: Carol Clay

CAROL CLAY 

Artist Statement

I create semi-abstract landscape paintings that bridge intuitive instincts with inspiration from the world around me.  My work often bends the boundaries of color and shapes and is influenced by the landscape of western North Carolina and South Carolina’s low country.

 My work often begins with a quick pencil sketch to capture a thought or an idea.  When I work with acrylics, their fast-drying nature fosters spontaneity so I can add layers and adjust as I develop the painting.  Some of my more abstracted work is created using oil paint mixed with cold wax which creates a unique and textured surface on wood panels. The finished piece is the result of multiple layers and techniques that add and subtract the paint. It’s a process filled with surprises and opportunity.