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CAROL SANTORA
Lyman, Maine - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Carol Santora; Hearts Desire, 2015, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 horses, mustangs, equine, equestrian, expressionism, abstract...
Carol Santora
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Carol Santora; Joy, 2015, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 horses, mustangs, equine, equestrian, expressionism, abstract...
Carol Santora
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Carol Santora; Focus, 2015, Original Painting Acrylic, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  horses, mustangs, equine, equestrian, expressionism, abstract ...
Carol Santora
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Carol Santora; Flight, 2015, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 horses, mustangs, equine, equestrian, expressionism, abstract...
Carol Santora
Original Acrylic Painting, 2015
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement

I feel a special connection to animals, and as an artist, I express that special connection in paint.

Focusing on the horse, I portray their spirits and souls—their energy, movement and physical presence with drips and splashes of paint over texturized surfaces with simple line drawings. 

Whether employing vivid hues, muted tones or black and white, the colors are random.  I pour, drip and spray paint, tilting the canvas to move the pigments and create runs. With the assistance of a palette knife, I scrape areas, move paint and create texture.  

The painting develops with this process of addition and subtraction – blotting, scrubbing and sanding some areas, and layering more paint to other areas. 
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