Carol D. Koutnik

Herb Garden
2019
32x43"
oil on canvas

A lifetime of travel and living in various parts of the world has broadened my observation and greatly influences my approach to making art. I've explored a variety of mediums; graphite, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil, to express a sense of place. Most recently, gardens have offered me a twofold delight. When I see them, I am awed by the color, texture, smell and growth patterns of these natural forms. I then take time to recall and recreate those sensations in paint.

Currently in preparation for my one-person exhibit, "BEYOND THE BACKDOOR", at The Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas in November 2020.