Carol L. Zack - Zack Artistry
Fine Art, Workshops and Custom Framing
Specializing in Oil Pastel and Soft Pastel Paintings
An award winning, classically trained artist who currently specializes in the use of oil pastel with a focus on landscapes, florals and figurative paintings. I am as passionate about painting, as I am about teaching other people about the importance of the visual arts.
Born and raised in upstate Illinois, attended highschool in Champaign, IL. and attended undergraduate college in Nashville, Tenn and completed my MA at the University of Illinois. Taught highschool in Rantoul, IL. for 6 years and after teaching at the University of Illinois as a graduate teaching assistant, moved to Muncie Indiana to teach at Ball State University.
Oil Pastel is a delicate yet durable medium that is rich in texture and color when properly applied and protected. It is spontaneous in execution, and provides delicate and soft transitions of color resulting in energetic and articulate personal statements.
My passion for painting is focused around expressing the energy I sense in nature, using energetic strokes and bright color to capture what I feel and experience. Currently, I am focused on the use of oil pastel as a painting and drawing medium and enjoy the translucent layers to create impulsive and intuitive approaches to shape, value, color, edges and texture. The easy application, blending and bright color along with the direct spontaneous approach for applying the medium is captivating. I find the oil pastel medium is perfect for creating and interpreting large floral studies, impressionistic landscapes, and gestural and traditional figurative studies that include formal commissioned portraits. The flexibility and ease of using professional oil pastel allows for a wide range of 2-dimensional expression that is primarily painterly, and a non toxic (green) approach to creating painting that can yield tradtional or experimental approaches to painting that are personal one of a kind images.
BA in Arts Education from Vanderbilt University/George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
M.A in Arts Education from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.
High School - Champaign Central High School,
TEACHING & CORPORATE MANAGEMENT:
TODAY CAROL IS....:
Developing a successful and vibrant art business that includes quality fine art, custom framing and Instruction in the Fine Art of Painting.
An award winning artist who is busy selling and exhibiting her work.
Available for workshops, demonstrations, private lessons, commissions and gallery representation.
Volunteering her time and expertise to enhance the art environment in local and national art organizations.
STUDIED PAINTING WITH:
Fred Attebury, Arthur Orr, Edward Betts, Mark Sprague,Glenn Bradshaw, Billy Morrow Jackson, George Shipperley, Jerry Power, David Hettinger and Robert Burridge.
SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS: