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January 2011

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, Features Works by Carole Knudson Tinsley

The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, will present the exhibit, Layers in Time, featuring works by Greenville, SC, artist Carole Knudson Tinsley. The exhibit will be on view in the Guild Gallery located at the Chapman Cultural Center from Jan. 4 - 28, 2012. A reception will be held on Jan. 19, from 5-9pm.

Tinsley received her BS with a major in elementary education and a minor in art from Millikin University in Decatur, IL. She has done post-graduate studies in art in Michigan, Virginia and in South Carolina. In addition she has attended many workshops with nationally known artists and jurors.

Tinsley taught art at Seneca Junior High School for 6 years and also taught privately for 15 years. She was also involved in teaching at the Greenville County Museum School of Art. Many of her students went on to attend the SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities.

Working in water-media, Tinsley often integrates collage into her paintings. When asked about her recent paintings she replied, “I have been working in a series that relates to ancient cultures as well as earth forms. While I do paint in an impressionistic and abstract manner, I strive to be a good shape maker of whatever subject I am interpreting. I am often inspired by the mysteries and spirits of Native American sites and the lives of those who occupied and continue to occupy some of those ancient places and structures. My creative journey, while painting shapes and values of color, involves many layers and paths before the painting finally emerges.”

Influenced by ancient Egyptian art, Renaissance painters, Impressionists, Expressionists, and Native Americans, Tinsley hopes “to capture a glimpse of the history of these people. I want to bring an awareness of their cultures.”

Calling her works “abstract and non-objective,” Tinsley says the works involve “ancient cultures, especially American Indians. I create my paintings with all types of water media, painting in layers, burnishing away, collaging and scarring the surface.” As she notes, “I want to leave some mystery for the viewer’s imagination.”

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Guild at 864/764-9568 or visit (http://artistsguildofspartanburg.com/).

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