Biography



Carol Frye

Having painted landscapes and still life for many years in a variety of mediums, my work has evolved from
realism to abstraction, miniatures to murals. Born in Pennsylvania, majored in art education and moved on.
Marriage, motherhood, years of travel with my now retired military husband, and several personal challenges
gave strength to the foundation of both life and art
.

Strong paintings with vibrant strokes of color, bold calligraphy and brilliant foils invite you to share my passion
for the painting process. As a multimedia artist, most current works are both experimental and intuitive. For me,
painting is really a spiritual process and each painting seems to flow and grow, layer upon layer quite naturally.
Now a “Layerist” by nature, my work continues to build as experience with various media and subject matter
evolves. Recent works step toward the subdued, becoming deeper on many levels.

Since moving to Florida in 1994 I has became active in the art community, giving demonstrations, teaching
workshops and offering private classes in many media.  A consistent award winner, my paintings have been
included in Local, State, Regional, National and International Competitions. My work has been published in
several national art magazines. I enjoy many professional memberships and have served on the boards a number
of art organizations. My paintings can usually be seen locally, and in major art competitions throughout central
Florida. I do a limited number of Outdoor Shows each year and have been represented by several galleries.


National Publications
Watercolor Magic - December 2007, “Ones to Watch”
Watercolor Magic - February 2007, “26 Best Watermedia Paintings of 2006”
American Artist – September 2006, “The Society Pages”
Watercolor Magazine – Winter 2001, “Evolution To Abstraction”

Books
The Artist's Touch 4 by Chris Unwin (Due summer 2010)

Signature Memberships

NWS - National Watercolor Society
ISEA-NF - International Society of Experimental Artists- Nautilus Fellowship
ISAP –International Society of Acrylic Painters
SWS- Southern Watercolor Society
GWS –Georgia Watercolor Society
TWS –Texas Watercolor Society
FWS –Florida Watercolor Society
LWS– Louisiana Watercolor Society
MoWS – Missouri Watercolor Society

Recent Major Awards

National Awards
High Winds Medal - American Watercolor Society National Exhibition, New York, NY April 2010
Best in show ISEA- International Society of Experimental Artists - June 2010
Best in Show ISAP (signature members Show - June 2010
Best in Show - Texas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, Laredo, Texas April 2006
Second Place- Gerorgia Watercolor Society International Exhibition, March 2010
Third Place
Holbien AwardISAP Nataional Exhibition - August 2010
Memorial Award – Louisiana Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2008
Richardson Award – Texas Watercolor Society National Exhibition January 2010
Best in Show/First Place
Florida Artist Group,  January 2010
Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda , FL  August 2010, November 2009
ISAP-FL  Florida September 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
Arts on the Park -Lakeland, FL- September 2009, February 2008, May 2007 January 2007, September 2006
Lakeland Arts Festival, Lakeland FL – September 2008
Lakeland Art Guild -Lakeland, FL – January 2008, May 2007, November 2006, October 2005
  Ridge Art Association – Winter Haven, FL – September 2007
  Bloomin’ Arts Festival - Bartow, FL - March 2007
  Cornell Museum, Del Ray Beach, FL - May 2006
Longboat Key Center For The Arts -Longboat Key, FL- April 2005
Second/Third Place
Georgia Watercolor Society Members Eshibition, August 2010
Arts on the Park, Lakeland, FL August 2010, June, 2010, March 2010
Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda November 2009
ISAP-FL Beach Art Center Indian Rocks Beach Florida, 2006
Longboat Key Center for the Arts -Longboat Key, FL – November 2007, March 2007, February 2006,
November 2005
  Center Place, Brandon, FL - September 2008
Arts on the Park-Lakeland, FL - September 2006, July 2004
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