Susan Powell Fine Art

Carolyn Walton

(American)

afternoon at fence creek by carolyn walton

Carolyn Walton

Afternoon at Fence Creek

2,800 USD

autumn sail on the lake by carolyn walton

Carolyn Walton

Autumn Sail on the Lake

Price on Request

barn in winter (sold) by carolyn walton

Carolyn Walton

Barn in Winter (Sold)

Sold

beach at etretat (normandy) by carolyn walton

Carolyn Walton

Beach at Etretat (Normandy)

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beach day (madison) (sold) by carolyn walton

Carolyn Walton

Beach Day (Madison) (Sold)

beach haze by carolyn walton

Carolyn Walton

Beach Haze

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Biography

Timeline

Carolyn Walton paints primarily in oil, capturing the landscapes and architecture of the Northeast and Europe. She is inspired by the rural environment and coastal waters. Well-known for her interpretation of hay bales and farmland, her water paintings have gained a devoted following. Her paintings focus on the light in the landscape; the work is representational with painterly brushstrokes and an “atmospheric use of light and shadow”. She paintings primarily en plein air, while also producing larger landscapes and still lifes in the studio.
In a review of a Connecticut exhibit, a critic described Walton’s work:
“The long tradition of American Landscape and floral painting continues to be addressed and advanced....Walton’s paintings are the most impressive of the group, the overall structure and simple straightforward focus of the imagery conveying a sense of energy and spontaneity....Walton creates a lovely essay of rolling terrain and undulating fields that radiate both with the affection she obviously feels for the scenery she observes and for the act of painting itself”.*
Exhibiting regularly in juried shows as well as invitational and solo shows, Carolyn Walton has received numerous awards. National awards include the RAI Award in 2009, NY Art Student’s League Award in 2005 and the Van Steen Award in 2003 - all three at the prestigious Hudson Valley Art Association National Exhibit (NY); and the Award of Merit at the national exhibition “Impressions of New England” at the Bennington Center for the Arts. Two paintings were selected for the recently published book The Art of Lake Champlain, (2009, Verve Publications), and she has been selected for inclusion in the new book 100 Artists of New England (Ashley Rooney, 2010).
Walton paintings have been juried into a number of prominent national exhibitions including the Salon International (International Museum of Contemporary Masters, TX); Academic Artists (MA); Hilton Head Arts League (SC); Hudson Valley Artists Association (NY) and the Salmagundi Club (NYC). International Artist magazine named Walton a top 10 finalist in its competition “Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes” (2001). Walton is a juried member of Oil Painters of America, an elected member of the Hudson Valley Arts Association, and a member of Allied Artists of America.
The Curator of the State of Vermont invited Walton for a solo exhibition to help celebrate Howard Dean’s tenure as Governor in Jan 2003. Over the years, she has had various corporate commissions including cover paintings for the Vermont City Marathon (2003 & 1999) and five paintings at the Vermont National Country Club. Hundreds of her paintings are in corporate and private collections worldwide.
Carolyn Walton grew up in Princeton, NJ and received her BA from Mount Holyoke College, MA. She has studied painting with a number of nationally-recognized artists and participated in national workshops including the Plein Air Painters of America. Since 2002, Walton has taught oil painting workshops.
Walton maintains a studio and gallery in Freeport, on the coast of Maine (prior to this she lived in NY and Vermont). Walton is represented by Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, CT; Vermont Fine Art, Stowe, VT; The Luxton-Jones Gallery, Shelburne, VT; & K Port Gallery, Kennebunk, ME.
*Judy Birke, New Haven Register, 5/7/2005
Awards
“78th Annual National Exhibition”, Hudson Valley Art, Association, NY
2005 - ASL Award “74th Annual National Exhibition” Hudson Valley Art Association, NY
2003 - Award of Merit “Impressions of New England National Show”, Bennington Ctr for Arts, VT2003 - Frank Van Steen Mem. Award “72nd Annual National Exhibition” Hudson Valley AA, NY
2002 - Top Festival Award for Body of Work “Art’s Alive Juried Exhibition”, Burlington
2001 - Top Ten Finalist International Artist magazine, Annual Landscape Competition
2000 - Top Festival Award & Holbein Materials Award “Art’s Alive Juried Exhibition”, Burlington
2000 - Popular Choice Award “70th Annual Juried Show”, NVAA, Bryan Gallery

Exhibitions

2011
Celebrate Freeport Artists, Thomas Moser, Freeport, Me
The Luxton-Jones Gallery, Shelburne, Vermont (Solo)
Salon International, International Museum of Contemporary Masters, San Antonio, TX
National Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Association, National Arts Club, New York
2010
Wolfe's Neck Plein Air Event, Freeport, ME
National Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Association, National Arts Club, New York
Luxton-Jones Gallery, Shelburne, Vermont
Moosehead Lake Four Artist Plein Air Painting & Exhibit, Greenville, ME
Summer in Connecticut, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT
Centennial Artist, Opportunity Farm Gala, New Gloucester, Maine