Creating and enjoying art has been an important part of Carol Sward Comeau's life since becoming class artist in high school. She maintains a painting studio/gallery in Ashaway, RI. Oil is her favorite medium, although she works in pastel, pen and ink, and is also an award-winning-photographer. Her photographic education and experience coupled with ownership of two photo studios provided a solid foundation for her painting and drawing studies over the last twenty-five years. She has studied with well-known artists' such as Dean Keller, Foster Caddell, Ron Griswold, Lou Bonamarte, Jack Montemart, Joann Ballinger and other professionals.
Carols' work experience includes the engineering, printing and sales/marketing industries. She has covered weddings, taken portraits and commercial assignments, as well as covered news events for Channels 6 and 12 and the United Press International. She is a published photographer and writer with work in Hasselblad Magazine and the Professional Photographer's Magazine and numerous other publications.
Carol is a Lifetime and an Elected Artist Member of the Wickford Art Association as well as an Elected Artist Member of the Mystic Arts Center. She spent five or six years hanging the shows at the WAA Gallery and has won several awards and had two 3-person shows here. Over the years she has also been a member of the Norwich Arts Center, Norwich CT.; South Shore Artist's Assn.; Westerly, RI; Eastern Shore Art Assn., Fairhope, Al; Pensacola Museum of Art and Quayside Artist's Coop in Pensacola, Fl. She has exhibited in galleries and venues in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine and Florida with her work is also in private homes in all the New England States as well as New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida and Minnesota.
Carol is inspired by that unexpected instant in time when the light and color converge on a subject to provide an extraordinary visual experience. She records those moments photographically and calls them back when attempting to paint that feeling. Her creative energy is fueled by nature, ignited by a good thunderstorm and inspired by the love of these things and of those she cherishes.
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