Best known for her expressionistic and soulful animal paintings, Carol Santora works in soft pastel and acrylic, and her styles are equally diverse.
Her pastels are intimate close-ups that employ bold strokes of pastel and the emotion of color with the beauty of form. Her acrylics employ the drip-painting method of the abstract expressionists and focuses on the horse – its movement, energy and inner spirit.
An internationally-collected, award-winning artist, Santora (BFA, summa cum laude, Framingham State University) has over 30 years of experience. She has taught from her studio and at museum and gallery schools, and is a requested judge/juror and demonstrator for various art groups and non-art audiences.
Her work has been shown in museums and galleries across the country and in France, and is currently part of a traveling museum show ‘Environmental Impact’ curated by David J Wagner, LLC, 2013 – 2016. Several of her cow paintings have been selected over the years to represent the Texas Dispute Resolution System’s Office of Dispute Resolution in Lubbock, TX.
Santora’s work can be found in several corporate and numerous private collections around the world including 2 large equestrian murals for the 12 million-dollar renovation of the historic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, CA. She was awarded signature status in the Pastel Society of America in January of 2009.
Santora is currently represented by The Wright Gallery, Cape Porpoise, ME, The Clown Gallery, York, ME, The Grand Teton Gallery, Jackson, WY, and soon to be True Grit Gallery, Middleboro, MA. She maintains Santora Fine Art at her Lyman ME residence where she lives with her husband David, Ruby and Mimi, their registered quarter horse mares, and their two adopted canine rescues, Dixie and Biscuit.
Carol Welcomes commissions