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Carol Parker is a local painter who began the study of watercolor with the late Harold Holly in 1980. She has since been influenced by watercolorists Edward Norton Ward and Charles Movalli. She studied art at California State University at Chico and graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degreee and a teaching credential in art.

Carol now devotes herself to full time painting in oils and watercolor. Her style is loose and impressionistic with simple and direct brushstrokes. She prefers a "painterly" approach, and feels equally comfortable painting plein air landscapes as well as still life and figurative work. She has lived in Monterey County for the past thirty-five years and continues to draw much of her inspiration from the local landscape.


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