Carolyn Roth

City Street

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on wood panel
24” x 24”

Cloudy Atmosphere

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on wood panel
24” x 24”

Scylla and Charybdis

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on wood panel
12” x 12”

Topsy

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on paper
11” x 15”

Obscurity

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on paper
11” x 15”

Rainy Night in NYC

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on paper
11″ x 14”

Beach Foliage

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on paper
12” x 12”

Go Quietly into the Night

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on paper
11” x 15”

Windy Day

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on paper
24” x 24”

Jungle

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on paper
8” x 8”

Frog Life

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on paper
11” x 14”

Teacups

oil-based pigment sticks and cold wax on paper
10” x 10”

Briefly a resident of the county in the early 70’s, the mountains have called me back. I returned to live in Rappahannock in 2015. My studio allows me to continue the pleasure of throwing paint while simultaneously breathing in the mountains. I work in oil, acrylic, fabric or mixed media as the inspiration requires. Currently I am working with oil pigment and cold wax. There is a lusciousness to this that reminds me of making mud pies as a child. My work is in many private collections and has been exhibited in may galleries and shows in the DC area. 

Did you ever wonder why no author is asked to create an image for his book, and yet every visual artist is expected to write an artist statement? Ironic, as the work of a visual artist is nonverbal and hopefully speaks with its own symbolic language. Why is the visual artist burdened with taking a nonverbal process and putting it into words? For the moment I can only say that living in Rappahannock County has given me space, freedom, nurturance, and quiet as bedrock for creating. The mystery of creating defies words. My hope is that my work evokes a response from the viewer.

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Carolyn Roth participated in the July Virtual Art Exhibitions. Click here to watch the recording of the live Meet-the-Artist event.