The Huntsville Art League Gallery will open its next Limelight Art exhibit, “Ocean,” on March 1st, 2013.
Featuring Huntsville artist Caroline Wang, this exhibit displays original paintings inspired by Caroline’s travel experiences and her love of the “Ocean”. Caroline says that writers use writing to express their feelings; but Artists use painting to express their feelings. Caroline composes her paintings from her inspirations. She shares her experiences and her feelings in her paintings. It is Caroline’s family tradition that they meet somewhere interesting for Christmas and New Year every year. In 2012, they went on a cruise to Bahia Magdalena from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. This past Christmas and New Year they met in Honolulu and Kauai, Hawaii. Caroline had the opportunity to see, listen, smell, and touch the ocean, she even went kayaking and snorkeling. She admired the sunrise and sunset. She saw ocean fish within the open water and sea turtles and a seal on an open beach. She did some sketches and took hundreds of photos; these are the most valuable mementos for her to create her paintings.
Caroline is a diverse artist. She incorporates Asian cultural into Western art and paints what ever subject inspires her. She experiments with different types of materials for her artwork. Her original paintings have been on exhibition throughout many of cities within the Southeastern United States. Since 2004, she has selected a theme for her annual art exhibits. This allows her to focus on specific subjects. Her themes throughout the years have included “East meets West”, “A New Look for Asian Art’, “Expressions,”, “Tour Around the World”, “Species Around Us”, “Dramatic Gardens”, “My Inspiration” and this year “Ocean”. Her watercolor painting “Rocks in Mexico” won the top 10 Watercolor Society of Ala online contest in 2012, and her painting “Snow Day” won the top 10 in 2011. Her painting “Venice, Louisiana” has received the BEST IN SHOW AWARD At Tennessee Valley Art Association’s 31st national art competition Exhibition South 2005.
The most fulfilling aspect of her artwork comes from the opportunities it brings for her to share her experiences and her joy of art with others. Caroline has taught art classes for a number of years and has given inspirational speeches to non-profit organizations and schools. Through her exhibitions and speeches, she hopes to encourage people to follow their passion and explore their possibilities.