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carol-picCarol Iglesias

Born in Montreal, Canada, Carol grew up primarily in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Olympic College, in Washington State. After graduating from college she continued her art schooling by attending The New School of Visual Concepts, in Seattle. Throughout her life she has had the opportunity to live in many states. Carol’s work was selected for the statewide Iowa Arts Council Traveling Show. She became involved with Commercial Art and Design and had a successful career for twenty years as a Graphic Designer and Art Director. She was co-founder of a design company in Asheville, North Carolina and won numerous awards both nationally and internationally. Her work has been published in several books, “American Corporate Identity”, “The Best In Medical Advertising & Graphics”, “International Brand Packaging Awards Annual” and most recently in “The Best Of America Pastel Artists, Volume II”, “Elan Magazine” and “American Art Collector Magazine”.

An extensive background of traveling has been very inspiring for her and has a strong influence on her subject matter. She describes her work as “Impressionist in vibrant colors”. Throughout her career, she has painted plein air in Provence, France, Tuscany, Italy, Glacier National Park, Montana, Whidbey Island, Washington and many other locations around the U.S. She has exhibited her pastel paintings extensively in shows, at galleries and museums throughout Virginia, Maryland, Washington State and Puerto Rico.

In April 2012, Carol was awarded a prestigious Artist Residency for one month at “Les Amis de la Grande Vigne” in Dinan, France, the former home and studio of the famous French artist Yvonne Jean-Haffen. One of Carol’s paintings was selected for the museums permanent collection and will be in an exhibition in 2013 in France.

Carol is an award winning artist and a signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society whose members come from the Mid-Atlantic States from Florida to Canada. Her paintings are in public and private collections throughout the U.S. as well as internationally.

 

All images copyright Carol Iglesias, any unauthorized copying will constitute an infringement of copyright.

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Umbrellas
23" X 17" Pastel on Paper

©Carol Iglesias

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Emerald Coast
11" X 15" Pastel on Paper
©Carol Iglesias

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Dockside
15" X 11", Pastel on Paper
©Carol Iglesias

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La Vignette
11" X 15", Pastel on Paper
©Carol Iglesias

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Just Before Dusk
7" X 11" Pastel on Paper
©Carol Iglesias

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Wisteria
11" X 15" Pastel on Paper
©Carol Iglesias

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View Of The Port
11" X 15" Pastel on Paper
©Carol Iglesias

 

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