Carol Hart

About The Artist

Carol Hart was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and earned her BA in Fine Arts  with an emphasis in painting at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.
She currently lives in Fayetteville, AR with her husband Bill and their two cats.
  
After moving to Arkansas Carol worked with children with disabilities for a number of years and later founded Life Styles, a non-profit providing
critically needed services for adults with disabilities. Understanding the importance and power of art, Carol established the Blair Art Center for individuals to find their voice and express themselves through a variety of mediums. Today, these accomplished Life Styles artists enthusiastically show their work throughout the region.

Carol has been honored with awards for her mixed media work and abstracts. In 2019 she was selected to be in M2 Gallery’s all-female SheShow and had two of her abstracts selected to be in the prestigious 61st Delta Exhibition. In 2023, Carol had two collages juried into the 36thth Annual Small Works On Paper traveling exhibit.




Artist Statement



             I am an acrylic and mixed media artist.  I love the painting process from that first kernel of an idea to the finished piece.  I use bold bright colors, loose brush strokes, and vivid patterns to bring attention to the interplay of shapes, color, and texture.   I frequently add collage elements, mark making, drawing on the canvas, and sewing on the paintings.

I paint figures, landscapes, and abstracts.  While my subject matter varies, my methods are consistent emphasizing an abstract approach striving to capture a feeling or emotion or create a story. I enjoy exploring the push and pull of paint and collage in my abstract works.  I will create layers upon layers of paint and collage until the balance, movement, and complexity of the painting are achieved.     

Carol’s work has been shown in numerous juried exhibits, in solo shows and collaborations throughout Northwest and Central Arkansas, and as a “ Artist - Landscapes Show” in Scottsdale, AZ.
  • 2023 – Solo show - Domestic Fictions at Theatre Squared
  • 2023 - Small Works on Paper - two paintings juried in to the traveling exhibit
  • 2022 – Protecting our Peace – Faulkner Art Center
  • 2021 – Solo show - Painting In and Painting Out Fayetteville Chamber
  • 2019 – Selected to participate in The She Show – M2 Gallery
  • 2019 -Had 2 paintings juried in to the prestigious 61 st Delta Exhibit.
  • 2019 – Visiting artist in Scottsdale Gallery
  • 2019 – Solo Show – A Bend in the Road – Grace Point
  • 2019 – Selected to address Gender Equality in the Mural for a Better World based on the United Nation Sustainability Goals
  • 2018 – Double Vision – A collaboration between a photographer & painter
  • 2017 – Selected to show at the new First National Bank in the Bentonville Art District
Carol’s paintings can be seen at Art Ventures Gallery in Fayetteville, AR., The ANA Gallery in Rogers, AR, and M2 Gallery in Little Rock, AR

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Carol C. Hart

Contemporary Art

Acrylic and Mixed Media Painter

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