Carol Pelletier

April II, oil and coldwax on panel

Burned Ground, oil and coldwax on panel

Dawn, oil and coldwax on panel

Sand Beach, oil and coldwax on panel

Sea Marsh, oil and coldwax on panel

Sunrise, oil and coldwax on panel

This work is about investigating the ephemeral qualities of twilight. I am interested in resolving the discord between the frenzied and meditative elements of time. There’s no real way to control momentum, but we have all been witnesses to its varying speeds. We live in a frenetic world, in which we have perceived the fleeting comings and goings of the days, weeks, months and years. We also have had moments that are frozen, and our recall of those moments help to magically recycle our relationship to time and space. Sometimes it feels like déjà vu. Twilight happens to be one of my favorite times of day. It is where the light greets the darkness, with a short pause. Color becomes intensified, and the structure of the sky and ground are in flux, creating visual and emotional depth. Twilight holds in it a feeling of two worlds – a beginning and an end.

Carol Pelletier is the Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Art at Endicott College, located on the north shore of Boston. Carol has taught multiple workshops on painting and cold wax methods at some of New England’s well known art institutions such as, the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill on Cape Cod, Snow Farm in Williamsburg, Ma, and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts. She has exhibited in over 60 solo and group shows nationwide, including the Cynthia Winings Gallery, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Julie Heller East in Provincetown, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Attleboro Art Museum, the Becket Arts Center, the Huntington Museum of Art, the Oglebay Institute, Soren Christensen, Isalos Fine Art, Olson-Larsen Gallery, Berea College and Marietta College to name a few. She has received three National Endowment for the Arts Grants, including a Fellowship grant to honor her achievement in the field of Fine Arts. She has also received a Mellon Foundation grant and is a Salzburg Fellow. Her work has been in multiple catalog exhibitions and publications including the most recent shows at the Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown, MA, titled Thinking Sideways, curated by Nancy Natale and the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA. Other publications include, the New American Paintings juried by Beth Venn, Studio Visit Magazine, juried by Carl Belz, Creative Quarterly, Bloom Literary Journal in Los Angeles, ProWax Journal, Artscope: New England’s Culture Magazine, Visual Overture and RiverLit Magazines. She is represented by the Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine.