Carol jenkins -Sunny Nap, Oil, 16 x 20 inches

Carol Jenkins

Carol Jenkins has lived in the Rocky Mountains and been a professional painter of oils for many years. She currently shows in galleries in Colorado, Arizona and Connecticut.  Specializing in oils, her formal training took place at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and her style has been refined through studies with acclaimed artists throughout the west. Her work has been included in multiple national juried and invitational shows and she has been honored to receive many awards for her plein air paintings.

“I am continuously excited by the abstract design quality of a scene, particularly in nature, and being able to translate that vision to my canvas.  So many great painters of the past and present inspire and excite me.  I love the idea that my paintings could bring the same type of joy to others.”

Carol has been  a featured artist in the October 2013 Edition of Southwest Art Magazine.

Education

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Vesper George School of Art, Boston

Studied with nationally acclaimed painters throughout the West (Carolyn Anderson, Ken Auster, Lorenzo Chavez, Kang Cho, Kim English, Matt Smith, Geroge Strickland, Teresa Vito, Kevin Weekbach, Skip Whitcomb

Awards

2013 Best Body of Work, Artist Choice Award, Plein Air for the Park, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Grand Tetons, Wyoming

2011 Award of Merit, Colors of Colorado Show, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO

2011 Plein Air Artists Colorado, National Show, Third Place Award, Saks Gallery, Denver, Co

2011 Southwest Art Magazine, Award of Excellence, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, National Show, Pagosa Springs CO

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  2009 Honorable Mention, Wyoming Plein Air Event, Cheyenne, Wyoming

2009 First Place, Associate Members Plein Air Artists Colorado, National Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2007 Best Body of Works, Artists’ Choice, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Elkhorn Gallery, Winterpark, CO

2006 Best Body of Works, Artists’ Choice, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Signature Show, Wildhorse Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

2006 Award of Excellence, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show, Elkhorn Gallery, Winter Park, CO

2006 & 2004 Best of Show, James Creek Art Show, Jamestown, CO