Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Casandra Carmine, New Jersey
Member Since December 2010
Artist Statement I was born in Meridian, Miss. but didn't spend much time there, nor have I put down roots anywhere else. I have lived all around the US, from major cities to small towns. I also spent four years In Garmisch, Germany with my five children and now former husband, in the Military. However, my diversity doesn't end there. I had decided to continue my Education and enrolled at the University of Utah to study Political Science. I had become seriously ill, and was bedridden for several weeks. To relieve the boredom, I began to draw. When I recovered, and re-enrolled at the “U”, this time in the Fine Art’s Program. IN one of my first Art Classes, My Professor said: “Your lines are real aggressive. You should be a cop.”
But I knew where I had been and where I felt I was inspired to go.
In another class as I focused an unwavering gaze on a nude model, “blindly” marking my impressions on the canvas, a transformation from within caught me by surprise. It was as if my Vision had been heightened to a proliferous awareness and sense of the world. I knew I belonged in Art.
Blind Drawing is my favorite method of capturing an image. “Drawing Blind, I find I rely on my intuition. I feel a total freedom and pureness in my expression I feel empathy—a participation or sharing—with the object I’m focused on. I see beauty all around, in a tin can, paint brushes—anything.
I graduated from the “U” in 1990 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with an emphasis on painting and drawing. I have nurtured my involvement in art characteristic diversity, but I have permanently traded in my .45 for a paintbrush.
IN 1988 I began privately selling my work, and continue to do so. In 1990 I participated in the Spring Student Art show and at the Alvin Gittens Gallery. I have done various community volunteer projects such as the mascot illustration work for Bennion Elementary in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have also shown at the Urban Arts Gallery IN Salt Lake City.
I returned to the East Coast after the death of my oldest son Douglas, a US Marine. He had always said " Mom get your art work on the internet"
I took some time away from my art after his death and have returned to my Art continuing my journey.
Seeing the world not just looking.


Product No 3674245
Subjects People, Portrait
Style Fine Art
Tags Carmine, Casandra