About Carolyn Jarvis
Ocean and vineyard scenes in Sonoma County, California are often sources of inspiration for Carolyn Jarvis' oil paintings. She is captivated by the process and challenge of creating colorful, spontaneous oil paintings that attempt to capture the outdoor light. She has been using a palette knife instead of brushes in recent paintings because she likes the freshness and color vibrancy.
For three years, she studied color, composition and oil painting techniques with artist Van Waldron, who had been a student of the famous Russian master painter Sergei Bongart. She has also been influenced by French Impressionism artists.
Currently she shows her paintings in the Artisans' Co-op Gallery in Bodega, Hand Goods in Occidental, and Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, California. She has also shown her paintings in Sonoma County, California at the following places: Balletto Vineyards, St. Francis Winery, Chateau Diana Winery, Sebastopol Center for Arts, Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festivals, Sonoma County Harvest Festivals and Sonoma County Fairs.
A digital image of my "Dry Creek" painting was just used in a continuing medical education announcement flier by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Print distribution for the mailing was 10,000.
Carolyn Jarvis has won the following awards for her paintings:
2017 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa, CA:
1st place Professional Oils, Wine category
2nd place Professional Oils, Wine category
2nd place, Professional Oils, Seascape
4th place, Professional Oils, Landcape
2016 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa, CA:
Best of Division Professional Oil
1st Place Professional Oil, Still Life
1st Place Professional Oil, Seascape
2016 Sonoma County Harvest Festival:
2nd Place Oil Sonoma County Coastline
2015 Sonoma County Harvest Festival:
1st Place Oil Sonoma County, Coastline
Honorable Mention Oil Harvest Theme
2012 Sonoma County Harvest Festival:
2nd Place Farm Animals
Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA:
Honorable Mention Slopes of Diablo Show
Alamo-Danville Artists' Society, Danville, CA:
1st Place Annual Show
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