While pursuing a degree in criminal justice from Kent State University, Carol McGill exercised the left side of her brain as well, taking as many art classes as her schedule would allow. These days, painting is her main pursuit.
“I enjoy painting abstract landscapes mainly, utilizing rich, vibrant colors instead of muted earth tones,” McGill says. “I use a staining technique on canvas to produce a layered effect.”
Her paintings, while not specific with detail, nonetheless convey a distinct atmosphere.
“I am inspired by nature. I love being outdoors, especially at the ocean,” she says. “Being able to re-create a memorable location or spectacular view in an abstract form allows me to create artwork that others can associate to their own memories.”
McGill, whose art can be seen at downtown Canton’s 2nd April Galerie, says, “I have found many wonderful people since returning to the Canton area that support our local galleries and artists. Brennis Booth and Todd Walburn at 2nd April have been especially instrumental, providing me with opportunities to showcase my work.”
In addition to creating art, McGill’s work as a substitute teacher “allows me the flexibility to raise my family, develop my artistic style and accept commissions for custom painting.”
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