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Carol's Artist Statement

The art of transformation has been an interest of mine since I was very young. My  artwork is nature-influenced, intuitive, flowing, abstract expressionist. Photography, painting, writing and wearable art have provided me with a means of exploring the inner and outer world and their interconnections. This has been my life’s journey.

I photograph with my outer eye, I paint with my inner eye,

I write from my heart and I teach what I know.

Curriculum Vitae

Visual Arts & Writing




British Columbia: 

Current Exhibits (click on link to view)

Ongoing Exhibits:

Past Exhibits and Presentations British Columbia:

  • Exhibitor, Christmas Market  - Group show, November 24 - 31, 2021 , The Laundromat Kimberley Art Gallery, Kimberley, BC.

  • "The Creative Journey of Carol Gordon - 75 years of Life with Art," Solo exhibit, October 5 - 30, 2021, Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC. 

  • "Celebrating the 75-year Creative Journey of Carol Gordon" - Solo exhibit, July 6 - 31, 2021 - Kimberley Centre 64, Kimberley, BC

  • Tour of the Arts, Wing Over the Rockies, Groups Shows, Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC. 

  • "Changing Images of Woman," at "Masculinity and Femininity, How do you call off the Game" Conference, University of British Columbia.

Past Exhibits and creative work - Alberta:

  • Canmore Artist Guild, Canmore, AB

  • Peter Whyte Museum, Banff, AB

  • Banff Centre, Banff, AB

  • Photographer/Reporter, Calgary Herald; Freelance photographer and writer, Western Canada

Past Exhibits - Regina, Saskatchewan: 

  • Mackenzie Art Gallery

  • Rosemont Gallery

  • Joe Moran Gallery 

  • Al Johnson Galleria, CBC

  • Bilingual Centre, University of Regina


Past Exhibits and Presentations - California:  

  • “Changing the Images of Women” presentation, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA                       

  • “We are All Children,” Photographic Exhibit, Kaiser Centre, Oakland, CA

  • International Photographic Salon Exhibitor, Pomona County Fair, Pomona, CA

  • Hamilton High School Annual Photographic Salon Exhibitor, Los Angeles, C



  • Juror’s Choice, Alberta 75th Anniversary Exhibit, Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild  Gallery, Canmore, AB

  • Scholarship to attend Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr Art School

  • Scholarships (three) to attend Banff Centre painting and photography program

  • Honourable Mention, Banff Centre Fine Arts Festival – Photography

  • Second Place, International Photographic Salon, Pomona County Fair, Pomona, CA

  • Hamilton High School Annual Photographic Salon exhibitor/ top ribbon earner, LA, CA 


  • Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Private - "Painting from the Heart" Watercolour classes

  • Vancouver School Board, Vancouver, BC - Photography Instructor – photography and darkroom courses for adults             

  • The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC - Photography Instructor – Provided photographic courses for adults through UBC, Department of Continuing Education

  • Youth Resources Society, Vancouver, BC - Photography, Photography Instructor and Researcher/Writer

  • Berkeley Recreation Department, Berkeley, CA - Playground leader – after-school arts and crafts program for elementary school age children

  • Self-employment, Los Angeles - Childhood Creative Business Ventures – Neighborhood children (ages 3-4) summer day camps, neighbourhood newspaper, puppet shows, babysitting.



  • Art Marketing online Programs:

    • Goal Setter Mentorship​

    • Build Your Art Business

    • Step by Step Success with Facebook Marketing

    • Sell Your Art Kickstart

  • Writing online Programs:

    • Memoir Writing Inc.

    • Art of Personal Mythmaking

    • Ira Progoff Intensive Journal Program, New York, NY - 100 Hours Journal Keeping Program

  • Painting Programs:

    • The Banff Centre, Banff, AB - Summer Painting Full-Time Programs

  • Photography Programs:

    • The Banff Centre, Banff, AB - Summer Photography Full-Time Programs (four programs - one, two and six week in length)

    • The Gallery of Photography, Vancouver, BC

    • Mendocino Art Centre, Mendocino, CA       


  • Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr), Vancouver, BC – Painting

  • The University of California, Berkeley, CA - Bachelor of Arts Degree – “Culture and Creativity” - An individually designed major in the humanities/social sciences/arts

  • Alexander Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, CA - High School Diploma – Liberal Arts (including Photography)


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