Feb & Mar Featured Artists
Carol Jones' work is best known for it's vibrant colors, intensity and energy. She uses both brushes and palette knives to create various textures, resulting in both smooth and bold strokes, giving every painting will a life of its own.
Carol grew up in Lewisville Texas. Her artistic interests started at very early age. She began painting at the age of 14 and by the age of 16 sold her first painting. She loved Oil painting and still today it is her medium of choice.
While pursing a livelihood in technology, living and working, Carol would escape her busy work life by painting. Carol's art has been presented in five galleries in the DFW Metroplex and Waco. Since retiring from "Corporate America", Carol now has time to immerse herself in her passion. She has always been driven to create. As a self-taught artist, Carol chooses to share her God given gift with others. Carol’s paintings are meant to be shared so others can see a glimpse of God’s beauty and truth in the world.
Carol paints in her studio, outside, and at numerous events, such as, spiritual, fund-raising charity events, conferences and seminars. Her goal is to stir emotions and draw viewers into an emotional journey, evoking an appreciation for the deeper meaning of life and who we are. Carol says “It gives me great joy to know I have added value to others lives. I am grateful for their appreciation of my work and to know a part of me will always live in my paintings and be part of their lives. I am never short of things to paint, subject matter is wherever my gift takes me.”
Artist and Educator
Kathleen was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She was raised from age 5 to 17 in the small rural town of Anthony, Kansas, where she found the love of her life, Tim. The two of them headed on to college together and started an amazing life of love, learning, and adventure. After raising two beautiful, loving daughters, and fulﬁlling dreams of education, business success, and family fun, it seemed life could not get much better!
Completing a B.S. in Art Education from Kansas State University, then her M.A. in Art Education at Texas Women’s University, she felt she had accomplished all she had set out to do… have a loving family, life long friends, be an Art Educator, own her own Art business, work in the studio, enjoy grandchildren, etc., etc., etc. It never stops!! Working again as a visual artist now is her way of looking back at her life.
Her current series is titled “Visual Peace”, and was inspired by life as she sees it. Observing nature, watching her grandchildren move on with their lives, and keeping her daily life in order are a few of the things that give her visual peace. The series includes many small canvas paintings as well as a written journal that describes her thoughts and visions. Kathleen asks, “is there anything better when you feel stressed or overwhelmed than to look to the blue sky with white, ﬂoating clouds?” No. Nothing better...