ABOUT THE ARTIST
I began painting at the age of 34 after completing an art course at Dobell House when my children were very young. Initially I didn’t get along with a paintbrush and my brother, also an Artist, suggested trying soft pastels and I haven't looked back.
I was convinced to try acrylics about 10 years ago but found I couldn’t achieve the same results and decided to stick with pastels. In 2014 I heard about interactive acrylics, gave them a try and loved them. I am now an accomplished Artist in the mediums of acrylics and soft pastels.
Specialising in seascapes and ocean life, I try to share the atmosphere of the ocean with viewers of my paintings. I am a member of the exclusive Ocean Artists Society based in California and support Turtle rescue organisations.
My work is represented in corporate and private collections throughout Australia, England, Scotland, America, Canada and Israel. A number of local collectors each own more than five of my paintings and I have completed numerous commissions.
Perfect Day I & II in situ
Current Gallery Representation
The Mill Gallery, Yeppoon Qld - 2018-current
Mi-Art, Rockhampton Qld - 2019-current
Mt Morgan No 7 Gallery, Mt Morgan Qld - 2019-current
Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba, Qld - 2019-current
(Art Talk held at Finite Gallery April 2016)
Previous Gallery Representation
Finite Gallery, Caves Beach – 2014-2018
Cstudios Art Gallery, Newcastle – 2014-2018
Inner City Winemakers, Wickham (joint exhibition) – 2013
Forsight Gallery, Cooks Hill (solo exhibitions) – 2011 & 2012
Moulton Gallery, Sydney
Collectors Choice (sell-outs) – Von Bertouch Galleries, Cooks Hill – 2001-2004
Von Bertouch Galleries, Cooks Hill – 2001 to 2004 (group & joint exhibitions, invitation only exhibitions and commissions)
Butterflies Gallery, Pokolbin - 2000
Bumble Hill Studio, Yarramalong
Lindsay Street Gallery, Hamilton
The Station Masters Cottage, Toronto
The Junction Gallery
Article and demonstration painting in upcoming issue of Australian Artist's MagazineA
Article and demonstration painting included in Issue #77 of Artist’s Palette Magazine
Article and demonstration painting included in Issue #114 of Artist’s Palette Magazine
“Wet & Wild” (pastel) being featured on the cover of issue #114 of Artist’s Palette Magazine
Article in “Social-Life Magazine” https://issuu.com/sjdcreative/docs/social_life_magazine_edition13_nov2012
“Turtle-Phillip” – Special Recognition Award in Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery – All Women Art Exhibition - "Your artwork is outstanding and you should be very proud that your work was chosen from 890 entries which were submitted from around the world." (see 3:41) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KnUBXNr-Tc
"Lord Howe Island - Special Recognition Award with the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery in the Landscapes Art Exhibition - "Your artwork is outstanding and you should be very proud that your work was chosen from 738 entries which were submitted from around the world." (see 4:08)
"Turtle - Puddle" - Special Merit Award with the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery in the Animals Art Exhibition - "Your artwork is outstanding and you should be very proud that your work was chosen from 900 entries which were submitted from around the world."
"Turtle - Treeni" - Special Merit Award with the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery in the Nature Art Exhibition - "Your artwork is outstanding and you should be very proud that your work was chosen from 814 entries which were submitted from around the world."
“Turtle-Tahke” – cover feature on New Artist Expo website
“Perfect Day II” – featured on Artsy Shark’s Art and the World of Nature http://www.artsyshark.com/2016/02/16/art-and-the-world-of-nature/
Featured on Meet the Artist – Art Box website https://mtartbox.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/artista-della-settimana-carole-elliott/
Featured on International Initiatives Invitational - Art Worldwide website
“Turtle-Tahki” received a special feature on Redbubble: http://www.redbubble.com/groups/down-by-the-sea/forums/12317/topics/411343-debs-pick-of-the-week-4th-january-2016-the-artist-is-carolelliott7?page=1#post_2643656
Featured on Artcloud.xyz website: https://www.facebook.com/ArtCloud.xyz/posts/720729978071555
“The Beach Track” included in Colour in Your Life website Featured Friday: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=57d924608b7052e148c324262&id=ebf917b3fc
Artist in Focus feature in Acrylics Anonymous monthly newsletter: “This month we’re focussing on artist Carole Elliott from Australia, and her work “Incoming Tide II” Congratulations Carole! A pastel artist turned acrylic painter, yay!! Beautiful work on a difficult subject. Read more about Carole's Incoming Tide II"
Works in Progress feature in Acrylics Anonymous monthly newsletter April 2016: http://www.explore-acrylic-painting.com/Acrylics_Anonymous-acrylics-anonymous-049.html
Included amongst other female Artists from around the world in the RE:ARTISTE #icarefor project April 2016: https://reartiste.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/i-care-for-my-planet/