Carol Moon always knew she had an 'artistic eye.'
"My first real influence, however, was my mom. She had a God-given gift, and I wish I had more than just a few of her beautiful pencil sketches," says Carol. "I loved coloring books growing up too, and let's just say mine were never subtle! I was all about splashes of color and contrast."
Carol appreciated art since she was a child, but had a hard time calling herself an 'artist.' But, even still, she would not 'rest until she took herself seriously.'
"Art is woven into how I see the world," says Carol. "But, regardless, the outcome is that I can't NOT paint!"
When people connect with your art and feel something inside, there's no better feeling, according to Carol.
"I love that art is a voice...it speaks, and it connects people and their stories," says Carol. "The conversation and sharing of life around one of my pieces, never mind having someone take it into their home to relive that part of their story every day...it's huge!"
Carol describes art as "freedom, fulfillment, and a sense of connection with myself and others."
Her parents are the ones who inspired her creativity and opened up her mind. Her began using bright colors and textures and fell in love with the idea of being an artist. Her mom was quite silly and had sense of humor, so it was her that added elements of fun and joy in Carol's life.
"When I witness the sometimes tears, most times smiles, that a single painting can evoke my artistic passion is fueled again and again," says Carol.