Carol Clay is an acrylic painter. Her approach to painting is to create art that is fun, colorful and something people would like to see every day in their home. She paints a variety of landscapes, but her favorite subjects are cows and roosters. She is known for her bold colors and palette knife work that bring her animal friends to life on canvas.
The road that led me to painting was anything but direct. During my professional career in advertising, marketing, and graphic design I always enjoyed the “creative process” but it wasn’t until I moved to western North Carolina that time and circumstance came together and I was able to explore the idea of painting.
Today, the dappled light on the gravel road that leads me home, the reflections on the French Broad river, the shades of blues and grays of distant mountains, even the cows I stop to talk to all contribute to my paintings. I paint a variety of subjects but my favorites would have to be cows and roosters for their color and personality. I paint in acrylic using brush work and palette knives to give them a home on canvas.
My husband and I, along with our three rescue dogs make our home in Brevard. Second only to my passion for painting is the volunteer work that I do for a local animal rescue organization.