Carolyn Jarvis paints landscapes, seascapes, animals and still life. She particularly likes to paint ocean and vineyard scenes plein air in Sonoma County, California where she moved in 2011. Prior to that Carolyn lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, primarily in Walnut Creek. In 1996, she started painting in watercolors, a couple of years later in acrylics and now focuses on oils. Her style is colorful, loose and impressionistic.
In addition to Valley Art Gallery, she has shown her paintings in the Alamo-Danville Artists’ Society shows; Museum of San Ramon Valley; Alameda County Fair; Save Mount Diablo’s Moonlight on the Mountain; Art on the Coast Art Festival, Jenner; Sebastopol Center for Arts; Apple Blossom Festival Art Shows, Sebastopol; Chateau Diana Winery, Healdsburg; Sonoma County Harvest Fair; and Windsor Arts Council Gallery.
She took art classes for three years from Van Waldron, who had been a student of the famous Russian master painter Sergei Bongart. She has also taken workshops with Lian Zhen, Charles Waldman and Fealing Lin.