Carol Taylor Etchings


 

Carol has been working as a printmaker for over 35 years.  She has exhibited her work in numerous shows and galleries across New England, and has won many awards.  Awards include "Best in Show" and "First in Category" in Old Saybrook, CT, "First Prize, Mixed Media" in Glastonbury, CT, and "First Place in Graphics" in Trumbull, CT.  Her work is in many private and corporate collections.  Solo and group exhibits have been at Farmington Woods, the West Hartford Art League, the Act II Gallery, and the Norfolk Artisans Guild.  Carol is a member of the Connecticut Women Artists, and the New Hartford Art League.  Her work is also included in the print collection of the Amity Art Foundation.

 

Etching: The etching/intaglio process involves drawing a design on a metal plate which has been coated with an acid resistant material called "ground".  After the drawing is finished the plate is immersed in an acid bath and is etched wherever metal has been exposed.  The ground is then removed, and ink is rubbed into the etched lines, hand-printed, dried, and hand-colored with watercolors.  Each of the etchings is prined in limited editions of 50 to 100.
 
Collage: Collage pieces incorporate portions of Carol's etchings, various special papers, metallic threads, cords, sheet music, and even beads.  The collages will often include parts of two or three etchings, cut into pieces.  They are sewn back together using decorative zig-zag stitching to create a unique work of art.  They are all one-of-a-kind pieces.
 
"Nature has always been an inspiration - the delicate shapes of flower petals, the bare branches of winter trees.  I use zig-zag stitches to invoke the feel and flow of wind in the trees, or movement in the leaves.  Sometimes a color, a rustle of sounds, a leaf, even a scrap of paper will inspire me to create a new world - a landscape abstracted into shapes but still invoking the feeling of nature around us."

 

Recent Awards

     2017 - Glastonbury Arts Festival - Second Place, Mixed Media

     2017 - New Hartford Art League Open Juried Show - First Prize

     2016 - Glastonbury Arts Festival - Second Place, Mixed Media

     2016 - New Hartford Art League Open Juried Show - Honorable Mention

     2013 - Glastonbury Arts Festival - First Place, Mixed Media

     2012 - New Britain Museum of American Art, Juried Members Show

     2011 - New Britain Museum of American Art, Juried Members Show,
                      Award for Print

     2010 - New Hartford Art League Open Juried Show - Second Place

 

     2008 - New Britain Museum of American Art, Juried Members Show

          

     2008 - Trumbull Arts Festival - Best in Show

 

     2008 - New Hartford Art League Open Juried Show - First Place

 

     2007 - Trumbull Arts Festival - Second Award - works under glass

 

     2006 - Old Saybrook Arts Festival - First Place

               Canton Artists Guild Open Show - Merit Award

               New Hartford Art League Juried Show - Honorable Mention

 

     2005 - Trumbull Arts Festival - Best in Show

               Glastonbury on the Green Show - Best in Category

               Old Saybrook Arts Festival - Best in Show & Best in Category

 

     2004 - Trumbull Arts Festival - First Award - works under glass

 

     2002 - West Hartford Art League Open Juried Show

                      Helen Hazelton Award - print

 

Gallery Shows - One Person and Small Group

 

     2007 - Gilded Edge Gallery, Salem, CT

                      Earth, Wind, & Fire Exhibit

 

     2006 - River Winds Gallery, Beacon, NY

 

     2004 - Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington, CT

               Act II Gallery - Four Printmakers, New Hartford, CT

               Wilson/Stein Gallery, New Bedford, MA

 

     2002 - Amity Art Foundation - Printmakers Show, Amity, CT

                        Work included in the Foundation's print collection

 

Memberships


     New Hartford Art League

     Connecticut Women Artists

 

 

Links

 

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Carol Taylor

Birches Pond Farm

232 Turnbull Road

New Hartford, CT  06057

(860) 379-3701