Mid-Century Modern and mysterious landscapes

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Over 100 cities, as well as 100s of abstracted landscapes and wildlife and lots of variations thereof

I’ve been painting full time for almost 20 years, had a public studio in downtown Raleigh for 8 years, and owned a gallery there. I’ve traveled all over the great United States, participating in juried art events and meeting tens of thousands of people like you!

As of 2020, I am entertaining commissions and re-workings of existing pieces. Last year I created some really exciting pieces, and all were commissioned. The wooden 3D landscape was for a wedding gift in CO, the mystical landscape is a visual escape in a charming home in Orange County, CA, and the “new” Phoenix (my 2014 painting, reprinted on canvas and repainted by me as a nearly new piece!) for my amazing collectors in Houston.

Look at these collections first: http://www.geogalleries.com/CarolJoy

Click here for other prints and lifestyle items: https://carol-joy-shannon.pixels.com

Not traveling has opened up a more thoughtful series of works. There are no more deadlines.

It was an exercise all during 2019 to not get up at the crack of dawn and paint. By the end of the year I had even bowed out of the two remaining local shows. Something said, “just be done with it.”

And then this crazy year happened. It’s hard to make heads or tails of it. So some days I paint on things. Little, fun things like the cans for my husband’s vintage reel parts. Or a wedding gift for a cousin. It’s like it was before it was a living and it is a pleasant, meditative pursuit.

Other days I write. Because words…

Thank you for your interest in my view of the world!