Oil, acrylic on canvas
Carolyn Pooler was born and raised in Kansas City Missouri. In high school, she studied under a surrealist and cartoonist. These early influences shaped her perspective.
In further studies, printmaking and publishing have enhanced her artistic practice. She now works in many entrepreneurial modalities of art and technical support for artists and educators.
Painted by Carolyn Pooler during her Senior Studies at RMCAD under the instruction of Ania Gola Kumor. The painting offers views from many different perspectives. Active with movement, the various textures play a large role in the work. The painting began by creating structure with acrylic paint to lay in the main image.
From that process, some forms seemed to emerge from the canvas independently in synchronicity. The cityscape is an illustration of the artists’ daily life. If you look closely, you will see shapes provoked by the artist’s own memories.
The signature wrought iron fence and blue cobblestone featured in the lower hemisphere of the painting are repeated often in Pooler’s body of work. Achieving a glowing light and dramatic shadows were a technical goal when creating this piece. The large scale of this work displays the time and commitment Pooler puts into her work.