Artist Profile: Carol Anderson


Thank you for reading the Q&A interviews with artists and writers participating in the Pendaries Art League 16th Annual Art Show in July. There will be a robust body of work by talented creative spirits. Consider it Christmas shopping in July for a unique gift for yourself or someone special in your life. And you will be supporting the arts in the best possible way, by purchasing something created with love and dedication.

Carol AndersonCarol Anderson’s career as an elementary educator required continuing education. During an uninspiring course, she began sketching, which led to her becoming an artist. Over the years, Carol has investigated several medias, finally settling on gourds. “Each gourd is unique,” she said, “and leads me in its artistic creation.” On most, Carol uses pyrography to enhance and sculpt the gourd. Many gourds are embellished with other materials, such as dyes, leather, shells, and beads. The gourds may be displayed as they are, or for dry arrangements, fruit or other treasures.

Colorful GourdsQ: What art medium do you work in?
Carol: Gourd art.

Q: Why that medium?
Carol: Gourds tend to lead me. The texture and various shapes are fascinating to me. Many times the natural patterns on the ground surface leads me to the design.

Q: What inspires you?
Carol: The Beauty of nature, the colors and smells of the outdoors.

Q: What is your preferred work environment?
Carol: My studio and outdoors on a cool day.

Q: Whom do you most admire and in what ways are you influenced by this individual?
Carol: Rosario Wilkie, a gourd artist. Rosario is a spark of light, with a dynamic sense of style. Always reinventing her work.

Q: What do you most want visitors to the show to know about you as an artist?
Carol: I love what I do. Trying new things, but usually going back to my basic style, carved and burned vessels.

Q: Other than this show, where can you work be purchased?
Carol: El Zocalo Gallery, Las Vegas, NM and from our website.

Q: Is this your first year as a PAL participant and what appeals to you about being in this show?
Carol: This my fifth year. Sharing time with artists and patrons who love art.

Q: What is your one-line invitation to the Pendaries Art League show?
Carol: Be inspired by the beauty of the art, and beautiful mountains. Let that inspiration lead you to your own creativity.

You are invited:
1 Lodge Rd, Rociada, NM
Pendaries Art League Show
Opening Reception
Friday, July 5, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Art Show
Saturday, July 6, 2019
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 7, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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