Carol Lake

Considered an American Contemporary Realist, Carol has been painting and drawing since she was a young girl. A professional portrait artist, Carol's work hangs in private collections throughout the country.

Carol works in water-based media, pastels, graphite, charcoal, and sculpture. She is well known for her equine art, but is considered to be a true "animalier" - an artist who specializes in painting and sculpting all species of animals.

She is a juried member of the NH Art Association and the New England Sculptors Association. She is currently represented by The Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Concord, NH, and the Louisa Gould Gallery on Martha's Vineyard.

Artist's Statement:

I revel in edges, in color juxtaposition, in line. I am inspired by the works of Degas, with his offbeat compositions, Rembrandt's shadows flecked with gold; Sargent’s bold, deft brush strokes, Rubens swirling, lyrical lines. I am most inspired by light and line, and by the spirit in things, especially animals.