Carol Carter

Goldfish in a Bag, watercolor, 15″ x 22″

Carol Carter
( b. 1955)


Carol Carter is an internationally renowned American artist whose work has been exhibited in six countries. She received her MFA from Washington University, St Louis. She was awarded an MAA-NEA Fellowship in Painting in 1994. Voted Best St. Louis Artist by The Riverfront Times in 2000. A Retrospective was held of her work at Schmidt Art Gallery, Principia College, Elsah, IL in 2019. She was elected Master Signature Member of American Women Artists and Master Signature Member of Heartland Art Club in 2019.

Artist's Statement:

My painting contains duality: clarity and ambiguity; pleasure and pain. The use of vibrant, saturated colors- confrontational in their intensity-contributes to the tension between these extremes. It also must be said that water and a watery environment have been greatly influential on my life’s work. Today, I work in watercolor. My goal is to create work that has an intimacy, mysteriousness, and sensuality. At its best, my work also has an edge: something in it that takes a moment, a second look, an effort to comprehend.


Hearland Art Club


State of the Arts Gallery
Sarasota, FL

Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”

— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ