Carole Guthrie Art
"Painting for me is a sensuous encounter with brush into paint, paint on canvas, finding the way to completion and unity. Composition is bound on canvas with each color and shape integral to the work. When all is working, the painting pleases the eye like a Chopin etude pleases the ear. One false note and the symphony has no harmony."
Abstract painter Carole Guthrie lists her influences as: "Picasso's constructions. Georgia O'Keeffe's curved forms that fill the canvas in a beautiful way. Diebenkorn's expressionist abstractions. Tapies' textures. Eva Hesse's poetic shapes that take one's breath away."
The artist uses all media to inform her work, and her current acrylic paintings on canvas draw from her experience in watercolor and monotypes. Using a combination of brushes, brayers, scrapers and palette knives, Guthrie places opaque shapes against transparent passages to create a unique depth and personal style.
Carole Guthrie studied art at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago and received a BA in Modern Art Theory and Curriculum at UMASS, Amherst, followed by a Masters degree from MassArt, Boston in Art Education.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Valley Women Artists, Massachusetts, UMASS Amherst, 1991
Valley Women Artists Group Show, Amherst,MA, Hampshire College , 1989
Springfield Museum Juried Show, MA, Springfield, 1985
MASS Art Graduate Exhibit-Connections, Boston, MA, Mass Art Gallery, 1991
NAWA Group EXhibit, NY, NY, Lafayette St. Gallery, 1999
Elms College "Word and Image" Solo Show, Chicopee, MA, Elms Borgia Gallery, 1993
ICollector-Guthrie Interprets Plath, Florida, Online Solo Show, 2000
1998 Juried Show in Round Barn, Waitsfield, VT., Gallery, 1998
Carole and Rod Guthrie, 2 person show, Indian Orchard, MA , Gallery 127, 2007
The Edison Group (paintings and Collages), 5th Avenue, NY,NY, 2010