Artist Statement

   

I was born in New Haven, Connecticut, during the Civil Rights movement into a family with four older sisters and parents who loved connecting to the city. We regularly had all sorts of characters--wonderful people--around our dinner table, from actors, to academics, to friends and many people who made our family their family. As the youngest I was determined to get noticed and soon found out that I got a lot of attention by drawing and being funny. People liked my caricatures ("Carriecatures"), portraits and landscapes and I loved doing them. So, I continued and graduated with a B.A. in the Fine Arts from Franklin and Marshall College in 1988, and went on to receive my MFA in Painting at the Graduate School of Figurative Arts, New York Academy of Art in 1992.

While I have the foundation of a classical art education, my trip to Israel in the summer of 1990, my trip to teach art in Nicaragua for the summer of 1994, and my trip to Puerto Rico in 1997, inspired me to change my color palette. The equatorial sun beating down on the colorful villages and people changed how I saw the world. I began to paint with bright colors straight from the tube. In my landscapes, finally, I was able to combine my academic training with my lighter side.

Currently, I live and work in Central Maine, and am influenced daily by the beauty around me. I create landscapes of my surroundings, and portraits and "Carriecatures" of people in Maine. My art studio is located in downtown Waterville, Maine. For a scheduled appointment please contact me at chaberstock@roadrunner.com or, by cell, at 207-399-0935.

Currently I live and work in Central Maine with my husband, son and dog, and am influenced daily by the beauty around me. I create landscapes of my surroundings, and portraits and "Carriecatures" of people in Maine. My art studio is located on the 3rd floor above Barrels Community Market at 76 Main St., in Waterville, Maine. I encourage anyone who wants to stop by for a visit--you may be added to my next Carriecature advertising a happening in this great, inspiring, fun town!

 
 

For information about pricing or to discuss a commission, please contact Carrie at: chaberstock@roadrunner.com or 207-399-0935