Carolyn Hutchings Edlund is a master artist known and collected internationally. Her works are in collections in Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, and the United States. Born (1947) and raised in Rhode Island, art was an obvious obsession in her developmental years. At the age of eleven she began formal study with the late Charles Gordon Harris. Professional representation of her paintings began at an early age. Formal education continued under the tutelage of Nguyen Tri Minh, Franklin Alexander, and the Art Students League.
Edlund is a master of a variety of media and subject portrayal. Her greatest personal satisfaction is derived from the depiction of portraiture, landscape, equine, and canine subjects. She is known for intimate romanticism in landscapes. She focuses on oil and watercolor paints, as well as graphite drawings that are reminiscent of works by Albrecht Durer. She employs traditional techniques, using the finest quality materials to ensure longevity.
In 2017 she was the recipient of the Individual Artist Award from the Dutchess County Executive Arts Awards. “It recognizes an individual residing in Dutchess County, whose achievements in his/her discipline are widely recognized and who has demonstrated a compelling or unique artistic vision.” A review compared the excellence of her work to that of John Constable, one of England’s greatest landscape artists. Edlund’s work has been published in the American Arts Quarterly, American Artist, Country & Abroad, and Island Living (UK); and was selected for exhibition at the Salmagundi Club (NYC); at the Biennale Chianciano 2011 (exhibition in the Chianciano Art Museum) in Tuscany, Italy; Bienniale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy; and for inclusion in the MFHA Centennial Art Exhibition.
Her paintings and drawings have been represented in Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom by the Southlands Gallery, and by Nicholsen-Evans Gallery. Her work is represented by galleries in the United States.
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