Carol Koutnik, award winning artist, author, instructor, and traveler, is respected and admired by her peers; her work is savored by students and patrons alike. Capable of producing 60 paintings for one show, she is prolific yet intentional in her pursuit of “living life with the hope of sharing my visual adventures with others.” Travel and experiencing other cultures, “constantly alters my visual sense, and influences my thought patterns.” An extended period in Saudia Arabia served as a “life-changing period. I learned of living without material goods, in silence, and became increasingly reliant on the spiritual aspect of being – my faith. I came to understand, know, and reevaluate my feelings about freedom – from ambivalence to passion.” Carol’s art conveys not only what she sees but what she feels.
Carol regularly receives awards from international, national, state, and local competitions. She works in watercolor with a keen interest in plein air (outdoor/on location) painting. In 2001, Carol illustrated and wrote her book “Al Baha Sketch Book,” a chronicle of visions and experiences in Saudi Arabia. She shows and works at the Rockport Center for the Arts and The Gallery of Rockport, and teaches classes in drawing and plein air painting. Carol has studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois State University, the Art Institute of San Antonio, and the Blackhawk Mountain School of Art in Colorado. Click Here To View Carol Koutnik’s Website