“My work is about the beauty of the natural world as well as the craft of painting itself. I value the characteristics present in both – composition, varied textures, and the power of light and color. I intend the stillness of my scenes to bring to mind times long past and the luminosity to suggest a slight enchantment. Many find the paintings an escape, the meandering paths and waters avenues for adventure. Yet, some find the scenes familiar – perhaps the backyard they grew up in, a road they once took, or a landscape more interior.”
Carolyn Hutchings Edlund is a master artist known and collected internationally. Her works are in collections in Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, and the United States. Born (1947) in Rhode Island, she currently resides in New York State’s Hudson Valley. She studied painting with C. Gordon Harris, Nguyen Tri Minh, Franklin Alexander, and at the Woodstock Art Students League.
Edlund is a master of a variety of media and subject portrayal. Her greatest personal satisfaction is derived from the depiction of portraiture, landscape, equine, and canine subjects. She is known for intimate romanticism in landscapes. She focuses on oil and water-color paints, as well as graphite drawings that are reminiscent of works by Albrecht Durer. She employs traditional techniques, using the finest quality materials to ensure longevity.
“I paint in a way that makes my heart sing and hope that the people who view these paintings find the same song resonating in their own hearts.”
A 2004 review compared the excellence of her work to that of John Constable, one of England’s greatest landscape artists. Edlund’s work has been published in the American Arts Quarterly, American Artist, Country & Abroad, and Island Living (UK); and was selected for exhibition at the Salmagundi Club (NYC); at the Chianciano Art Museum for the Biennale Chianciano in Tuscany, Italy; Bienniale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy; and for inclusion in the MFHA Centennial Art Exhibition.
Her paintings and drawings have been represented in the United Kingdom, Chile, Italy, New York City, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, and Virginia.
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Carolyn H Edlund
Artist, Fine Paintings & Drawings