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Caroline Coutret      Guest at Studio J- Studio #11   6601 4th Street NW

  email Caroline    (505) 620-7450

As a child I was aware that colors affected me.  The moody mix of a dark grey sky behind the many dark and light greens of a Louisiana landscape brought about a feeling of peace.  When school life began, the art easel was my focal point and the paint pots, brushes, and large sheets of newsprint became my joy.  As a college student I studied fine art, figure drawing, graphic design and art history.  Only after my three children were raised did I start working with paints again. I’m inspired to paint by my love of nature and all aspects of our natural world: wind, air, light, shadow, water, movement and sound.  And at the base of it is all of the love that has surrounded me.  Painting is a process that gives a voice to all that I appreciate about life.  I am always surprised by how a painting grows into itself.  I studied at The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, The University of Texas, Austin, received a BA in Liberal Studies at Centenary College in my hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana.  New Mexico (Santa Fe and Albuquerque) has been my happy home for 30 years.