Carole Guthrie

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. In 2018, two of her paintings were purchased by MGM Resorts International, where they will hang among work by the likes of Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, and Fernand Leger.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
MAC Juried Show, Monson, MA, 2010
Ct.+ 5 Juried Show, West Hartford, CT, April, 2015
Springfield Museum Juried Show, Springfield, MA, 1985
MAC 25th Annual Juried Show, Monson, MA, 2018
NAWA Group EXhibit, Lafayette St. Gallery, NY, NY, 1999
Elms College "Word and Image" Solo Show, Elms Borgia Gallery, Chicopee, MA, 1993
Baypath Literary Journal, Onlline, Longmeadow, 2020
Carole and Rod Guthrie, 2 person show, Gallery 127, Indian Orchard, MA , 2007
The Edison Group (paintings and collages), 5th Avenue, NY,NY, 2010
MGM Casino opening-8/23, Springfield, MA, 2018