As a resident of the hills of northwestern Connecticut, Carol has always been drawn to the beauty of the ever-changing landscape just around the next bend. In 1988 Gobin studied drawing and painting with Mark Milloff then continued on to study graphic design at California College of the Arts. Her commercial art career was launched in college and continued for 15 years until beginning a concentration in oil painting in 2003. The first public exhibition of her landscape paintings at a juried art exhibition was in Oct. 2007 and she has been painting, showing and selling her artwork successfully since then.
"A fascination with architectural detail, glowing late afternoon light as it rakes across the landscape and buildings, inspires me to catch that moment just before the sun sets. Working from photographs, sketches and imagination, I paint in thin layers of oil glazes on canvas until the luminosity, balance and harmony of colors are attained, adding the final realistic details last. My recent work focuses on farm buildings in our area. The paint is peeling, weathered wood exposed and decaying, windows remain broken, allowing the elements in to have their way. These once sturdy post & beam structures, a testament to a strong farming community, are disappearing from our landscape and I attempt to honor this way of life by preserving their rich memories on canvas."
2010 and 2009 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA 2009 The Harrison Gallery "New Artist Show", Williamstown, MA The Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA Show Spotlight Feature in Paradise Festival Guide 2008 Gallery 38A, Turners Falls, MA 2007-2009 Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, MA and Marlborough, MA 2005-2007 Fund Raiser Art.com, Whatley, MA 2005 Green Circle Gallery, Northampton, MA