“When I begin a painting, I always have an idea of where I want it to go, but there are times when the painting takes its own direction. Since I work with many layers, - painting, then scraping down, painting some more, and perhaps spraying with water or solvent – I’m often surprised at the interactions in various parts of the piece. The finished product is always an achievement and a revelation.”
Born in Mill Valley, California, Carol Pierce now resides in Kirkland, Washington. She has had a life long interest in art, and pursued studies in it as an undergraduate, and later at the Pratt Art Institute in Seattle. She began painting seriously after leaving the airline industry in 2001, and continues taking workshops and private classes.
She is proficient in both acrylics and oils, using a subtle and varied color palette. Her abstract landscapes showcase her command of color and movement.
She has exhibited work at the Kaewyn Gallery, KOAP Design store in Kirkland, Seattle Design Center and LOOT Design in Portland. Her paintings are also exhibited in public buildings and are in corporate and private collections.
She is a member of Eastside Association of Fine Arts and is currently involved with the Healing Arts Program at Overlake Hospital.