The Art Gallery at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church will present an exhibit of paintings and photographs by Carol Quinn, opening Sunday, September 22, at 12:15 pm with a reception and gallery talk.
I was educated at the University of Tennessee and received degrees (BS, MS, and PhD) in Human Ecology. I began painting in the early 1980s as a watercolorist, painting mostly nature scenes and rapidly moved into various mixed media, larger creations, and more abstraction in design. I began exhibiting my paintings in the early 1990s mostly in the Southeast, although I have been in exhibitions in New York City at World Fine Art Gallery, Ari Gallery, and Abney Gallery.
My work evolves primarily through self-exploration and experimentation with various mediums and from a passion for exploring color and textures. I am inspired by nature and the local beauty of this area as well as the psychological processes that create this inspiration.
My paintings arise from deep emotional feeling. I desire for each work to evoke a deeply moving response in the viewer as well. Every painting holds within itself a hidden message, such as passion, revelations, and details, often concealed even from my own awareness until the work is complete.
I often expand from my point of departure and welcome the independent life of the medium. I react to what is occurring both consciously and unconsciously. Confrontation occurs; inner emotions are expressed; and a statement is made. My work always reveals the truth but not necessarily the whole truth. Let your soul explore and your mind reflect as you view the compositions.
The gallery and church, located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, are open to the public 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.