The intention for my art is to help raise money for 2 charities.
And because I am an animal lover who happens to be an artist:
the Cheetah Conservation Fund
and Ride On
are charities I support.
Art is what I do. Always have, always will.
I have been drawing as long as I can remember.
The first drawing I can remember is of a Chestnut horse running
against a blue sky.
I never had to decide what I was going to do.
I was drawn to the simple beauty of the natural world.
Drawn to its elusive quality. I've spent many hours with an animal
by my side. Even now my dog Ricky is sleeping away on his bed next
to me in my studio. It's a beautiful day.
By illuminating the uniqueness, the individuality of our natural world,
I intend to help preserve Earth's living creatures and our environment.
I want to bring back vanishing shapes.
When people see my work I'd like them to take some time
to enjoy a positive response. Experience a quiet calm.
Celebrate creatures. Support conservation.
Carol Hernandez received a degree in Photographic Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. She was able to view first hand works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet and many other old master paintings during her tenure at the J. Paul Getty Museum. At the Getty she managed the creation of the high-resolution digital archive of the museum's art collection. Hernandez has studied with many recognized master artists such as David Leffel, Simon Combes and Laddie John Dill.
Selected Exhibits and Awards:
- George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, 1976
- Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA, 1980
- Getty Underground, Brentwood, CA 2002, 2004
- The Artist Magazine: First place for Acrylic Painting 2007
- Shadow and Light Exhibit, Santa Monica CA 2008
- Topanga Canyon Gallery Juried Open Exhibit, Topanga Canyon, CA 2009
- "Inspirations", Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga Canyon, CA 2010
- * upcoming * "My Favorite Things", Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga Canyon, CA 2012
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