Carolyn Blaylock’s bright and beautiful artwork brings an instant smile and a warm connection, drawing one in for a closer look. Best known for bold colors and fearless textures, her work is the expression of personality and spirit. Whether it’s sunlight filtering through a field of flowers or wisdom in the eyes of a barnyard cow, all bring a smile and a closer look at Carolyn’s dance of color and texture. The artist’s acute color sense accompanies beautiful passages of contrasting lights and darks, keeping the eye engaged and moving around the canvas. Adept at oil, acrylic, and pastel, Carolyn contrasts transparent drippy passages with thickly textured layers, creating an elegant, brave rhythm to her work. She flourishes on large canvas, where she feels the freedom and space to become one with her paint, palette knife, and brush. Beyond the technique, the artist creates a personality and story for each piece. “As the personality of a painting emerges, I find myself smiling at my easel and forming a story about the subject, whether it’s a bear, a bouquet, or a tale of a tree”, she says. The results delight her nationwide collectors who enjoy the blend of colorful harmonies with the humor of a good story.