My art is an expression of my spiritual journey. I paint to express how I internalize both nature and inner space. The abstract qualities of my paintings originate from an internal reference, that is, my spirit. I find beauty in both the human form and organic natural form, and draw upon this to inspire my paintings. I hope the abstract quality will evoke the viewer’s own connectedness with the universe’s energy, and in a personal way, feed the viewer’s own spiritual journey.
About Carol Bertrand
Carol started painting in 2002 upon retiring from a long set of careers including occupational therapist tour organizer, entepreneur and spiritual director. She has a B.S. in occupational therapy and a M.A. and D.Min. in ministry.
In December of 2003, Carol’s home and studio were completely demolished by a fire. The personal journey through this painful time of rebuilding her home, her life, and art made her paintings more intense and filled with the spiritual energy that makes her paintings powerful.
Florida Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
National League of American Pen Women
International Society of Acrylic Painters (Signature Member)
Art League of Daytona Beach FL
Artist’s Workshop of New Smyrna Beach FL
Awards and Exhibits 2006-2007
International Society of Acrylic Painters Signature Membership 2007
Selected for Halifax Art Festival T-shirt design, Daytona Beach FL, 2007
Figuratively Speaking, Nudes in the Environment, 2007, Honorable Mention
Selected for Visual Arts Gallery Opening, Mary McLead Bethune Performing Arts Center, Daytona Beach FL, Juried, Curated by David Swoyer, 2006
National League of American Pen Women,Second Place award, Regional Show 2006
International Society of Acrylic Painters, Accepted for national competition, 2006
Selected for Palm Coast Art Gallery in Bunnell FL, Exhibited five months, 2006
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About These Paintings
Most of the paintings shown on the following pages are original works of art. If only a giclee is listed, the original has been sold.
All these paintings are for sale unless otherwise noted. Giclee’ versions of these paintings are also available in various sizes.