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Carol Chell - watercolor landscapes and abstracts

Carol Chell - Spirit, watercolor collage Watercolor artist Carol Chell earned her BA degree in Art with honors from San Jose State University. While exposed to oils, acrylics and other art media through her college years, Carol focused her attention on watercolor.

Much of her inspiration came from SJSU instructor Eric Oback, a widely known and recognized master of watercolor. "He painted with abandon, instilling a belief that there are no limits to the medium."

Carol Chell - Serendipity, watercolor on Yupo paper "Watercolor is a passion for me. Because it is less forgiving than other media, it challenges me -- and I get great pleasure in trying to meet those challenges. The love of beautiful art expressions has always been in my life, and I consider myself always growing and evolving as I explore the many effects possible with watercolor."

Carol's work has been primarily of loosely interpreted landscapes, and, more recently, with watercolor abstracts that often are completed as collages with mixed media additions.

After a career in interior design and different aspects of sales and marketing, Carol and her husband Steve moved to Gualala in 2006. "We retired to this gorgeous area after spending many summer vacations up here. We had found a home that we loved, and it had a studio for me and a workshop for my husband, also an artist. I knew it was my time to paint again!"

Carol Chell - Mystic Garden, watercolor Carol Chell - Infinite Journey, watercolor collage

Since then, Carol has taken workshops with Fred Graf, Karen Bowers, Judy Greenberg, Dale Laitinen and Susan Cornelis, all widely collected award-winning artists. Carol has exhibited and won awards locally in shows sponsored by Gualala Arts and is currently the manager of Gualala Arts' Dolphin Gallery in downtown Gualala.

Carol Chell

Contact Information:

Carol Chell
PO Box 10
Gualala, CA 95445

Phone: 707-884-9757

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