purpose of my art is to affirm appreciation for and preservation of all the
earth’s Life forms."
Carol Anne Sutherland
is the message and mission that motivated me to create an
art show of Hawaiian Botanicals. On a recent trip to Hawaii to hike, camp and
explore four of the islands, I found a beauty and lushness of nature that
fulfilled my vision of Paradise on Earth. This
experience left a lasting impression and filled me with creative inspiration.
Hawaiian Botanical series is about honoring and revering the priceless beauty
and resource of the Earth's living legacy of plants, trees and flowers. The
mediums I have chosen are color pencil, acrylic on canvas and color photography.
an artist the core of my being, my work and my lifestyle is my connection to
nature and the environment. Relating to the Life Force of the earth enables me
to feel a high level of peace, love, wholeness and understanding. My art is an
expression of this connection.
is a great personal concern that the miraculous evolution of Life on our planet
is endangered due to the ignorance, haste, waste and short-sightedness of the
human race. My hope is that people can work together to awaken awareness and
consciousness to help end complacency about the losses of the Earth's living
resources. Each of us who cares can find an appropriate medium in order to speak
out for constructive, creative change.
I believe all Life deserves to be honored, respected, preserved and replenished. The HOLISTIC VISION of Life on Earth acknowledges mankind's interdependence with all other living things. Our challenge is to individually and globally accept our responsibility for the wise stewardship and care taking of all Life on our beautiful Earth.
Anne Sutherland is a graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia where
she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Her three majors include fine art,
elementary education, and art education (kindergarten through twelfth grade).
Upon graduation she continued her fine art studies at Georgia State University
Sutherland's career began with nine years of art instruction at St. Pius X High
School. While there she was chairman of the Fine Arts Department and the
creator/director of a school wide arts festival that was held annually. She left
the teaching profession to become a partner in a local art gallery where she
gained experience in retail and wholesale art marketing, sales and picture
1979, Carol Sutherland Studios was created. Working as an independent artist,
Miss Sutherland focused mainly on corporate commission work. Since that time she
has worked in a wide range of mediums including silk screen, etched glass and
mirror, painting and drawing, murals and wall graphics, fabric sculptures,
banner systems, graphic design, exhibit design and fabrication, photography and
art consultation. She has major works of art across the Southeast that may be
seen in offices and corporate environments, wellness centers, hospitals,
children's hospitals, nursing homes, banks, law firms, hotels, restaurants, and
1990 to 1997 Carol taught an innovative class called "Art For Play &
Relaxation", to address the growing need for stress reduction in today's
society. This course was offered at Evening at Emory, the Callanwolde Fine Arts
Center and St. Pius X High School.
1997 Carol has been an art instructor at the Atlanta Botanical Garden teaching a
class called "Capturing the Garden in Color Pencil". Students draw
plants from the Fuqua Conservatory and draw out in the garden. The emphasis is
on quiet meditation and relaxation through the artistic process. Carol is
currently a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and has been
drawing botanical subject matter since 1991, inspired by a trip to four of the
current art show entitled "Paradise Is Now!" includes large botanical
drawings in color pencil, paintings on canvas, color photography, as well as
etched and hand colored glass and mirror. Being an avid nature enthusiast,
Carol draws her subject matter from a rich store of photographic images taken
over the years. These images come from state parks, national forests, and
beautiful scenic areas over the Southeast, the Georgia Coastal Islands, the
Hawaiian Islands, and most recently Costa Rica.
Carol states, "There is a high level of peace, beauty and inner fulfillment to be found in rediscovering one's innate connection to art and nature. I believe wholeness, wellness and relaxation can be restored through the creative process and affirming our Oneness with the earth; however, one must consciously slow down in order to experience one's creative potential and the greater Creation: the earth and all her life forms like the plants, trees, and animals. Our fast paced life too often negates these vital aspects of wellness and balance."
goal is for my art and my art classes to awaken this connection. I hope other
people will feel it when they view my work and enroll in my workshops. The key
is to spark the remembrance of the joy of art and nature we knew in childhood in
order to return to it. We all must work together to restore balance into our
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Last modified: June 19, 2001