Carolyn Hesse-Low graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, and continued her training at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In the style of the early California Impressionists, her landscapes, figures and marine subjects capture the changing mood and rugged beauty of what she sees. “I am attracted to the feeling that a scene offers. What appeals to me is a subject that has depth to explore, one that can reveal the feelings within ourselves”.
Carolyn’s paintings have been exhibited at the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in New York; Laguna Art Museum, Autry Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Oceanside Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Carnegie Art Museum, Cornell Museum of Art, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Coos Art Museum, Napa Valley Museum, Academy of Art Museum, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, San Diego Maritime Museum, Ventura Maritime Museum, Bonita Museum and Water Mill Museum in New York. Her work has been shown in numerous national exhibitions, and she has been selected to paint in plein air invitational and juried events throughout the country.
Carolyn has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine. Her work appears in several books, including California Light, A Century of Landscapes and Land of Sunlight: Paintings of San Diego County. Her work is also published in Newport Beach Magazine and Plein Air New Mexico. In addition, her work has received numerous awards, including Best of Show at San Luis Obispo Art Museum and Publisher’s Choice Award from Plein Air Magazine.
Carolyn Hesse-Low is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, the National Watercolor Society, the American Impressionist Society, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She is an Artist Member of the California Art Club. Her work is represented in national and international collections.
CAROLYN HESSE-LOW GALLERY