May 4, 2008
Carole Day's watercolor painting is influenced by early studies in Sumi (Japanese brush painting). when she first discovered the sculptural and spatial effects possible using a full soft painting brush with water mediums. She has found great pleasure in retaining these sculptural and spatial qualities as she developed other formal art elements such as line, shape, design, color and basic composition. In recent years, she has continued this development with a focus on a distinct and personal point of view, painting from images of her every day life.
Carole Day often paints in 'plein air' as well as in her home studio in North Granby. She has studied locally with many artists, including Jack Flynn, Bob Noreika and Frank Federico. For the last several years she has participated in critique classes with the late painter and teacher, Paul Zimmerman and with Janice LaMotta, of LaMotta Gallery in Hartford She is a juried member and active participant of several Connecticut art associations and has received numerous Connecticut awards for her work. More about Carole Day can be found at www.granbyartists.org.