Carol Lynn Nesbitt, Atlanta Member Since November 2009 Artist Statement I'm a professional artist living in the Atlanta area. I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and has always had a love for art. During college, my family discouraged me from pursuing an art education. I obtained a BA in Journalism in 1989 from The Ohio State University.
In 1991, I moved to the metro Atlanta area and started a family and a career in marketing. I now have two children, 4 dogs and a loving husband.
In 2002, I began to have recurring dreams of painting pictures. At that time, I had not picked up a paintbrush since college. Soon the dreams became too hard to deny and I bought a set of paints for myself on my birthday in 2003.
Around that same time, I also began seeing the eyes of a greyhound in my dreams. I rescued a greyhound, Champy, from a local greyhound rescue organization. It was his portrait that I first painted in 2003 that rekindled the artist within me. All of my friends and family said "YOU painted that??"
Since that painting, I became addicted to the creamy paints and quiet meditation that painting provides. I became obsessed with it and also began researching the healing properties of art in color and form. I've experimented with incorporating healing energies into my paintings to give them unique signatures.
In 2006, I took a break from my 14-year marketing career to spend more time with my family and indulge in learning as much as possible about my new found passion: art and healing.
Today I continue to paint part-time in my home studio, mostly focusing on dog paintings. I give a portion of profit back to animal rescue each month, as that is something that I care deeply about. I am proud to say that I have collectors all over the globe.