A “plein air” artist since college, Carolyn Lord was influenced by the 20th Century California Watercolor Style of Millard Sheets and his peers which often features bold color and strong design. She presented about her artist journey and the influences/
She is inspired by the California’s vernacular architecture, landscape, and garden paintings. Aspects of Tonalism and Impressionism have been integrated into her watercolor, and oil paintings. Lord’s paintings can be seen in galleries, invitational, and juried shows. Magazine articles and podcasts highlight her working methods and career.
Southern California native, Carolyn Lord (1956- ) was introduced to the California Regionalist Watercolor Tradition by James Green while attending Principia College in Elsah, IL. A Studio Arts Major, her Liberal Arts studies also included botany and architectural history, which became favorite painting motifs.