About the artist
Louisiana Native Carol Hallock’s fascination with the area’s waterways and wildlife are clearly evident in her artwork. Working mostly en plein air in her beloved bayous, Carol strives to capture more than just the visual, but also the mood and emotional effect of her environment. These pieces painted in the loose impressionistic style which she is known for are full of vibrant color are done in alla prima style in oil paint on linen. Her expressive strokes of color, light and mood effectively allow the viewer to see life through the artist’s eyes.
Carol’s work can be found in collections and galleries across the country. She has been published in multiple books and national and regional magazines. The most recent of these was the national art magazine, Southwest Art, which includes her in their October 2016 issue, naming her among the “Ones to Collect.” Her series, The Art of Loose Painting is shown on television across the country. Her workshops are also taught nationally.
“I have heard for years that one should ‘paint what one knows.’ It took many years to understand that saying,” says Carol. “It took me 18 years away from Louisiana to truly appreciate her gifts. When I came back ten years ago, I couldn’t believe the beauty that I had taken for granted. My eyes soaked in the banana trees, the water that was everywhere and the greys of the humidity. When my husband and I moved to our stilt home on Bayou Lacombe, I began to paint my surroundings. The water, marsh, birds and trees saturated me with their beauty and this is what and why I paint. I now ‘paint what I know.’ I have also learned that the viewer, upon seeing my work, begins to appreciate their surroundings in a new way. This can only be a good thing as appreciation of nature’s gifts motivates us to take better care of her.”
Carol Hallock Fine Art can be seen at the following locations:
829 Asbury Lane, Mandeville, LA
680 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA
Gallery 600 Julia
600 Julia St., New Orleans, LA
Sofas and Chairs Design
123 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA
To inquire as to availability of Carol’s work for your 501(c)3 organization’s fundraisers, contact Kim@ArtistsAndCauses.org.
All other individuals and businesses interested in purchasing works should contact the artist directly.
Carol Hallock Fine Arts