"Cootes Paradise #3"
Oil on Canvas
As an en plein air painter, Carolyn Dover believes that the experience of painting alongside the subject allows her to tap into an energy that does not exist in the studio. "The sights, the sounds, the smells, the wind, the weather and changing light all combine to evoke excitement, emotion and passion. This is the reason that I do not alter the outdoor painted sketches.” From the open air sketches, Dover creates larger versions, which she then adds more detail and a personal style to the landscape.
Carolyn and her husband have recently returned to reside in Grimsby Ontario. She has a studio at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario.