ARTWALK 2015: Carol Fairlie
Alpine’s Gallery Night, Inc. (AGNI) selected Carol Fairlie as the 2015 ArtWalk Featured Artist. Her work was shown at Trans-Pecos Bank at 102 West Avenue E.
ARTWALK 2015 also featured our third completed Historic Calendar mural, the “Cattle Drive”, on the building that housed the Alpine Lumber Company in the mid-20th century.
Music Headliners were Ray Wylie Hubbard and Bonnie Bishop, with additional performances by The New Black 7, Anthony Ray Wright and more.
Honored artist’s bio:
Carol Fairlie is a Professor of Art at Sul Ross State University where she teaches watercolor, oil painting, drawing, figure drawing, and printmaking. She studied painting for four years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Woman’s University and her Master of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts/University of North Texas.
Carol’s credibility and work are both nationally and internationally recognized on three continents by serving on boards, juror of exhibits, conducting teaching workshops, and represented in numerous corporate and family collections.
Internationally recognized for her expertise and technique for the interior of well-known sites in connection with their surroundings, Carol uses light, color and atmosphere as an integral aspect in her paintings. Strongly influenced by figurative realism, her interest in direct observation of architectural space led to a fascination with grand hotels.
According to Carol, “The photo-realistic use of glass reflections combine the subtle interplay of abstract space, both in and on glass, with its many convoluted layers and natural abstraction of color, alluding to the duality of space one finds in dreams. My goal is to create a vision that attempts to place the viewer in a dream world, and as in a dream, one rarely questions the altered distortions of a reflection.”
AGNI also recognizes Carol as she continuously carries a full commitment to the community at large, as well as the art community; her unwavering instruction and mentoring with SRSU students; and her 15+ year affiliation with the annual ArtWalk event is strongly appreciated and endearing to our group. Her canvas, fabric, and jewelry works are highly acclaimed and immediately recognizable as “that’s a Carol Fairlie”.
As AGNI honors Carol Fairlie for her vision and recognized expertise as a professional artist, we are also presenting her newly finished Artwalk featured piece which you will recognize as an Alpine landmark, a destination site for many years which reflects the historical development of Alpine’s unique history – The Historic Holland Hotel.
102 West Avenue E