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Carolyn J Cappello Watercolors

Carolyn J Cappello, CWA

Carolyn has been painting watercolors since 1986. She is self-taught and works mainly in florals, botanicals and still life paintings. She is inspired by the work of noted American watercolorist Sondra Freckleton and has studied with her. In 1989, she left a career as a health educator to pursue art full time. Her award-winning work has appeared in over 75 regional, national and international exhibitions and juried fine art festivals. In May, 2000, Carolyn was declared "Best Painter" at Sacramento Artfest 2000. In September 1999, Carolyn’s “Fuchsia Peony” won “Best of Show” at the American Society of Botanical Aritsts Regional Exhibition held at Filoli Botanical Gardens located just south of San Francisco. More than 70 of her watercolors are published as fine art greeting cards and other fine papers. Her Museum Quality Collection limited edition prints are now available. Her New York Publisher’s Series open edition prints are distributed worldwide. She has painted commissions for Saratoga (CA) Horticultural Research Foundation and private collectors. In September 1999, Carolyn completed a commission from California Governor Gray Davis and First Lady Sharon Davis painting 50 original watercolors of the California Poppy, the state flower. Each painting is different, all are botanically rendered. The paintings were distributed as gifts to heads of state and other dignitaries on the Davis' October 1999 European trade tour. Her work and commentary appear in three editions of “American Artist Watercolor” magazine. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Diego State University. She is a member of American Society of Botanical Artists; Nevada County (CA) Arts Council; and a Signature Member, California Watercolor Association. After living most of her life in San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area, she now makes her home and studio in Lake Wildwood located in the Western Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California.

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Original watercolors and prints are available directly from the artist. Artist's work is featured at: Gallery of Arts, San Diego, CA 619.484.1707 www.go-arts.com; Nevada City Picture Framing, Nevada City, CA 530.478.1990; Helen Jones Gallery, Sacramento, CA 916.481.1118; The Global Art Gallery www.globalartgallery.com; and California Watercolor Association www.californiawatercolor.org/gallery/cappelloc.htm

Contact Information:

Carolyn J Cappello
13176 Lake Wildwood Drive
Penn Valley, CA 95946

Work Phone: 530.432.1884
Home Phone: 530.432.1884
Fax: 530.432.3711
E-mail: cjcart@jps.net

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