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BY ARTIST CAROL MEASOM
THE ACCIDENTAL ARTIST
A native Houstonian, Carol currently divides her time between Houston and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She previously spent half of each year in Los Cabos, Mexico. Travel and life in various environments has been the inspiration of her art.
Carol has always been creative and she refined those skills at the Art Institute of Houston. She managed the marketing and design of her husband's technology company until their retirement in 2012. In 2013, a chance meeting at her home in Mexico led Carol to a new friendship and a group of women who painted together. She accepted an invitation to a weekly painting group and it inspired her to start painting.
Two years later a new friendship with an artist in Houston helped propel Carol's art and change her whole trajectory. She went from selling paintings to friends to being a full fledged artist with a studio of her own and exhibitions. Carol's art is currently featured in monthly public shows in both Houston and Coeur d’Alene. Her work can be found in galleries, design centers and private collections in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Mexico, as well as Nordstrom Houston Galleria.
I love all things fashion and this is likely why I love painting with vibrant colors so much. Though I don’t usually start with any particular reference or subject, travel and my surroundings certainly inspire me to paint. Art is an experimental process for me. I started painting by experimenting and it carries over into what I do today. When I started I had no training in fine art, so I had nothing to fear. I often jump into a new painting with that same fearless intention. This can lead me to feeling lost in a painting at times–having to eliminate some of what I have laid down. My graphic design background draws me to art with a lot of negative space, and I struggle to accomplish that simplicity in my work. It’s that struggle and continuous desire to accomplish perfection that draws me to the canvas over and over again.
Carol's art is currently available in the following locations:
Carol M Studio | Studio 120 at The Silos at Sawyer Yards
1502 Sawyer Street • Houston, TX 77007 • 832.876.8011
Bespoke Art & Design | Space By RBI
7301 S. Staples, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413 | 361.688.6116
The Parlour Salon | 3425 South Shepherd • Houston, TX 77098 • 713.529.2867
Vincent Peach Gallery | 1542 SH-237 • Round Top, TX 78954 • 615.207.5437
Migliore Olive Oil Store | 512 E Sherman Ave • Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 • 208.930.0995
Studio 107 Wine Bar | 503 Sherman Ave • Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 • 208.664.1201
Terroir Fine Wine & Club | 4025 N Government Way Ste. 6, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Pez Gordo Gallery | The Shoppes at Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico • 011-52-624-144-5292