artist statement

"My paintings are an expression of my love of nature. As a child  my desire to draw began at an early age and I would put to use any paper surface my mother could provide for me.

I hope to convey to the viewer the passion, beauty, and reverence i feel when exploring our magical natural world."

Majoring in fine art at Kent State University, Carolyn focused on painting the figure. Her study of the human form proved later helpful in her anatomical renderings of the wildlife in her paintings.

She worked as a graphic artist immediately after college and later for seven years as an illustrator's assistant. 

Close observation, photography and her almost daily treks into the woods, fields and along the Big Walnut Creek, over which her studio sits, have been the inspirational reference for her richly colored, realistic oil paintings.

Carolyn has been represented by numerous galleries and has been included in local and national juried competitions in which she has been recognized and awarded for her paintings.

 

Carolyn Heffelfinger

Carolyn Heffelfinger

"Trail to the Cave"                              Oil                                                    36" x 48"

"Trail to the Cave"                              Oil                                                    36" x 48"