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“Happy Family” Artist: Carol Lesley

Original 16 x 20 pastel painting

Although Carol has always had a love of artistic expression, it wasn’t until retirement that she had the opportunity to fully follow her passion.  Largely self-taught, the first work after this new beginning was a pen and ink of her own Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Ruby, who has been her inspiration and helper as she creates her art.

Carol’s work has been featured in galleries and festivals.  Many of her originals and Giclee’ prints are enjoyed in private collections.  Although she primarily works in pastels, because they offer a wide array of colors and textures to produce outstanding portraits of pets and their special personalities, Carol also works in oil and watercolor.  Currently, her main focus is on commissioned animal portraits.  Carol and her husband, Mike, are members of the CKCSC of Greater Atlanta.