Originally from Elizabethtown, KY, Carol Reesor became interested in art at an early age. She was inspired by her older sister, who sketched horses. Carol began by drawing and then progressed to oil painting and watercolors.
Growing up on a small farm gave Carol a connection with the land. She is drawn to capturing in paint the old barns and compelling landscapes that surround her rural Kentucky studio.
Because light and color are so important, Carol often paints on location or from field studies. She explains, “The properties of watercolor lend themselves very well to conveying the softest pastel skies to the most ominous threatening storms. When I need more textures in a painting I use oils.”
Carol has spent years developing her skills and has studied oil and watercolor techniques with such nationally known painters as Robert Hoffman, Joe Fettingis and Gerald Brommer. She is a juried member of the Oil Painters of America and the Kentucky Art Council’s Visual Arts at the Market.
Works by Carol Reesor can be found at Merridian Gallery, Louisville, KY; and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.