carolyn damstra

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Carolyn is a Michigan-based artist working out of her backyard studio when she is not traveling and seeking inspiration for her nature-inspired work. She has a BFA in painting and a MA in art history, both from Michigan State University. Carolyn exhibits frequently in galleries and museums and also does commercial work such as illustrations, murals and commissions. Learn more at


My painting technique boldly reveals the paint strokes and method through a vibrating stroke, building up layers of paint. My Brushstrokes mimic the vibration of patterns inherent in nature. I carefully consider color choices and how they synergize to energize the paintings. The viewer is invited to pause and immerse themselves in the lushness of color, light and pattern, hopefully experiencing the same delight as one feels in nature itself.