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Carol Dutrow

Portrait Artist

pastel and charcoal






Sweetwater Portrait Studio

11014 Coffman Avenue

Hagerstown, Md. Md 21740

A Bit About Me

Carol Dutrow graduated from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. She was Recognized by the faculty as the most outstanding fine artist in a class of 103 students. One of Carol's pastel landscapes was selected to become part of the schools permanent collection. Charcoal and pastels have become Carol's most favorite mediums. She is a realist who is intrigued with combining color and light in landscapes and , not unlike Cassatt, especially in the faces of children. Carol later added to her formal training with four years at The Art Students League in New York City. She was honored in her final year with the school's Merit Scholarship. Carol is a member of the National Pastel Society and has displayed her work in numerous art shows at the National Arts Club and Salmagundi Club in New York. While studying at the Art Students League, Carol experienced the joy of studying under some of the finest artists of the day , including Daniel Green, Ted Seth Jacobs, David Laffel, and Robert Beverly Hale. She worked for 4 years as Hale's assistant as well as with Daniel Green assisting him with workshops.

"I've always known I wanted to be an artist, but it was not until studying at Ringling that I feel in love with pastels, Degas and Cassatt. Unfortunately pastel does not enjoy the reputation it deserves as an art form. Only a few of the great masters delved deeply into techniques and little knowledge has been handed down to us. This gives me the exciting opportunity to explore on my own. One of my goals it to help people realize that pastels in the hand of a skilled artist can result in countless possiblities. "

Carol Dutrow

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