My paintings and prints spring from observation, perception, invention, memory, intuition and play. Explorations of my natural surroundings on foot, skate or ski fuel much of the work. I am also interested in exploring the role of memory in shaping experience; and in the intuitive aspect of the creative process: letting the hands make the unknown known. The experience of nature instills a calm and a self-awareness I find essential to the creative process— so the two often become intertwined for me. I am interested in preserving and sharing my connection to the environment and all of its mysteries, challenges and joys. Depiction is less important than conveying the infinite, surprising and sometimes chaotic way the natural world can shape us, as we try to shape it.

Monica E. Carroll
Monica Carroll has attended School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her B.A. from Middlebury College, her M.F.A. from Northern Vermont University. She has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Denver, Atlanta and Boulder. She worked for numerous years at the Middlebury College Department of Studio Art & Architecture. She currently works at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the College of Media, Communication & Information and lives in Longmont, Colorado.

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