"Carol Dameron best combines a mythological and erotic vision with the classical techniques normally associated with the best European artists. She is somebody you want to collect."
Wake Up Different in the Terrible Mirror of The Sky tells the story of a muse and a woman/girl. The muse symbolized by a bird: the legendary Asian crane. The female and the bird are constantly changing in relationship to each other, silently co-existing, talking intimately, vilifying each other, all while moving together through a strange land.
"The dreaming warrior went hunting through strange lands. She caught a bird and they fused over time. Her paths were marked by onions and rocks, moonlight and water, tree stumps and dreams."
Carol Dameron began her formal art education at the Sophie Neucomb College of Tulane University continuing at the Louvre Museum and The Centre Americain in Paris.
Further studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Dijon, France and an appointment to the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam led to four years of landscape and plein air paintings in southern Portugal. Her paintings and drawings are collected in Europe and the United States.
Carol Dameron has been a faculty member for several years at The Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.
"I paint intuitively. Sketchbooks live all over my house & studio where I draw my ideas for paintings. Sometimes the image is without explanation; the concept appears later.
The actual painting has a visceral feeling to me. I pull images out of the paint, listening to the sound of the paint, the feel of the paint. Oils are great because of their creaminess - it's like painting with butter. Painting on wood feels old and soothing and alive.
Each painting seems to have a life of its own. Sometimes the process is long and difficult, other times, startling quick. That is the joy of the process for me, as I am constantly surprised and delighted with the journey."
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