Monday, March 16, 2015

Jacaranda Montage

 9/12x12" canvases that make up one image      thrown and splattered paint on canvas    2015

This painting was meant to be an impression of a jacaranda tree in bloom. However, when I stand away from it, I get the feeling of a field of wild iris. Sometimes paintings have a mind of their own, or the viewer does. Viewing and interpretation is just as much a process of the art as interpreting and expressing. Sometimes I prefer to use numbers in my titles instead of ideas, so that the viewer can determine how the painting makes him feel without being led there by my (the artist's) vision. Other times, naming can be  helpful in the understanding of the works.

Summer Woods

Summer Woods       36x24"          thrown and splattered paint on canvas             2015

" Carey is working in a conceptual space beyond realism, where paint and gesture cannot possibly, theoretically, replicate every variation nature can. It is the gap between the idea of her application of splatter to nature and the endless possibilities of nature that gives to Carey’s work the friction that keeps it sharp and purposeful, her strokes directed, tense, meaningful. It is a kind of impressionism, but educated by a new generation’s fuller appreciation of fractal complexity in branching and all the chaos of natural form." Robert Mahoney NY art critic

Friday, February 13, 2015

Oceanside Museum of Art Beach Grass

Beach Grass IX               30x48"               thrown acrylic paint on canvas                   2014

I am honored to announce that Beach Grass IX was chosen for exhibit at the
Oceanside Museum of Art
San Diego Dreaming exhibit, March thru June 2015
Reception March 7 6-8pm

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach

 Autumn I is in the front window
Wild Mustard 4.'x11.7' , thrown acrylic house paint on canvas  2010

Autumn I, 5x7'  thrown acrylic house paint on canvas 2010
featured in the front window of the LGOCA

Both of these paintings mean a great deal to me. They were created while I was staying with my mother in the 'country' of Ventura. She was terminally ill and I was carrying for her. I did not have a studio there, so these pieces, which captured the wild nature of my physical and emotional surroundings so beautifully, were thrown outside. They had to remain on the ground for days at a time, while I built up the paint, during that time, birds, dogs, squirrels, and the occasional peacock would run or peck their ways across. Imprinted in the paintings are remnants of these visits.
Thank you LGOCA for featuring them so prominently.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art/ wild mustard

wild mustard  iv        36x48"     thrown acrylic on canvas       2013

available through
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art
Laguna Beach, CA

sold private party

brochure cover 2013

"In this body of work, referencing art history, one is astonished to consider the possibility that Carey has wrest the technique of Pollock back to visual purpose of Seurat, using splattered brushwork as Seurat made use of the dot to quest after capturing fully life and nature in a kind of abstract impressionist painting."  NY art critic, Robert Mahoney 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art


         poppies      36x48"      thrown acrylic house paint on canvas      2014
available through
Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art 
Laguna Beach
exhibition and representation

I am very pleased to announce that my work is being represented and exhibited by The Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach California .


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paintings in Public Settings

 The environment frequently determines the visual impact on the viewer. Where something is seen often determines the value and viability of art. Location, location, location.
The Gallery at The Brooks, Oceanside
shown with sculpture by Julia C R Gray

The Currant Restaurant, Hotel Sofia, San Diego 

The Picture Art Foundation, CSUDH 

Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego

Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego
Nadine Baurin Fine Art, Leucadia

Culture Inside Gallery, Luxembourg

works have also been exhibited and collected throughout Southern California and the nation including, Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles