I create art to record what I love, what I want to remember, and what I want to share.
My acrylic paintings explore subjects that evoke happiness. I believe happy art can transplant the viewer into that same mind space. Few things make me as happy as animals, especially dogs. I paint animals for the people who love them and for those who don’t know they do yet.
My art is meant to connect you to the subject; to fill you with a sense of familiarity and nostalgia even if you’ve never met. Through the use of colour and thoughtful composition I relate their unique energy. The variety of my brushstrokes range from swift and playful, to soft and intentional, helping to describe each subject’s distinct personality.
My mission is to share love by surrounding people with paintings of happiness; whether it be one of the comfortable old pooch or of the comfortable old couch.
Attaining happiness is a global pursuit and I am doing just that; one (dog) painting at a time.
Originally from Ottawa, I now live in Carleton Place with my dog, Jolene and my husband. I am a 2021 graduate from the Ottawa School of Art.
- 2021 – Ottawa School of Art — Fine Arts Diploma
- 2021 – “Dog Park” at Lee Matasi Gallery, Ottawa, ON* – Solo Show
- 2021 – “Up Sideways” at the Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON
- 2021 – “Barket” Byward Market, Ottawa, ON
- 2020 – “Barket” Byward Market, Ottawa, ON
- 2019 – “Dog Days of Summer” at Sarah Moffatt Art Studio, Carleton Place, ON** -Solo Show
- 2019 – “A Walk in Central Park” at Surrounding Memories Art Gallery, Carleton Place, ON
- 2018 – “Spring Fine Arts Show and Sale – Arts Carleton Place” at CP Canow Club, Carleton Place, ON
- 2019 – Carleton Place BIA Office, Carleton Place, ON
- 2019 – Smiles Dentistry, Carleton Place, ON
- 2020 – Under Pressure Coffee Shop, Carleton Place, ON
- 2020 – Amy Licari RMT, Ottawa, ON
- 2021 – Taste Blooms, Cafe, Carleton Place, ON
- 2021 – Surrounding Memories, Gallery and Framing, Carleton Place, ON
- 2021 – Head Office, Kanata, ON
Affiliation & Membership and Donations
- 2020 – Certificate of Appreciation, Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign
- 2019 – Donation of Customized pet portrait, Center for Sexual Assault and Childhood Trauma
- 2017 to Present – Carleton Place, Board Member
*Dog Park was an exhibit of large paintings in an installation. This very successful show was held-over and included in A
**In the Summer of 2019, I organized and executed a very successful fundraising campaign/show called the Dog Days of Summer. A quarter of the proceeds were donated to dog rescue organizations in the area including Sit With Me Dog Rescue and Smitty’s Dog Rescue
Carolyne’s art was featured in the 5th issue of Catchlight Magazine
Rumour has it that her paintings will also be featured in an upcoming Xmas Movie… Stay tuned…