Carolyn Walton paints primarily in oils, capturing the landscape and architecture of the Northeast and Europe. Inspired by the rural landscape, she is well-known for her interpretation of hay bales, farmland and the coast. She paints en plein air – you can often spot Carolyn out and about painting outdoors. On other days, she paints in her studio, working on larger oil paintings, as well as acrylics, pastels and gouaches.
Major recognitions include awards in 2009, 2005 and 2003 at the prestigious Hudson Valley Art Association National Exhibition in New York. In 2003, Walton was invited by the Curator of the State of Vermont for a solo exhibition to help celebrate Howard Dean’s tenure as Governor. Walton was commissioned twice (2003 & 1999) to provide cover art for the Vermont City Marathon. Please see the Awards and Shows section of this website for more details.
Paintings by Carolyn Walton were included in the book, The Art of Lake Champlain (2009) and she was selected for inclusion in the book 100 Artists of New England by Ashley Rooney (2011).
Exhibiting regularly in group and solo shows, Walton’s work is represented by a number of galleries and is in hundreds of corporate and private collections worldwide. Please see the Galleries section of this website for more info.
Carolyn Walton received her BA from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts with a minor in Fine Arts. She has studied painting with various national artists including the Plein Air Painters of America and is a juried member of Oil Painters of America and the Hudson Valley Art Association. Walton presents painting workshops in Maine.
Walton lives on the coast of Maine (having moved in 2005 to Freeport, Maine from Vermont and briefly New York). Carolyn currently lives in Owls Head near Rockland, Maine.