Artist Bio

I returned to oil painting, from the world of child rearing. The abstract expressionism of my education seemed so last century. I leapt even further back with a wooden French easel and headed out into the fresh air. I’m intrigued by contradictions, carrying a 19th century art kit into the 21st century wondering what makes a piece of the moment.

 

Main Subject

Architecture and nature

 

Materials and Techniques

My passion is painting from direct observation in both oil and gouache, indoors and out, sometimes in the rain, very, very rarely in the ice. I like the vitality and physicality of plein air painting. It hints of extreme sport with police encounters, slippery slopes, lightning storms, and chats with skinny-dippers.

 

carolschweigert@gmail.com

http://carolschweigert.com