CaryeVDPMahoney

Carye VanDerPol Mahoney

Ridgetown, Canada · 188 Sales

CaryeVDPMahoney

Carye VanDerPol Mahoney

Ridgetown, Canada 188 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(93)
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Carye

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop! If you like my work, you can follow me on:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carye-VanDerPol-Mahoney/161624154445
Pinterest: pinterest.com/caryevdpmahoney/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/CaryeVDPM
Tumblr: www.caryevdpm.tumblr.com/

My art is realistic and illustrative in style with a touch of the fantastical. My subject matter includes animals, people, and nature. I primarily use a mixture of colored pencil, watercolor and ink to create images that are softly textured, while at the same time highly detailed and intensely vibrant. I also like to use acrylic paints and chalk pastels.

I feel I've created a successful image when it evokes a mood or memory for the viewer. But I'm even happier with a piece when it seems to have been plucked right from the page of a book, and the viewer can't help but wonder what the story is about. I hope you enjoy my work.

Announcement

Welcome to my shop! If you like my work, you can follow me on:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carye-VanDerPol-Mahoney/161624154445
Pinterest: pinterest.com/caryevdpmahoney/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/CaryeVDPM
Tumblr: www.caryevdpm.tumblr.com/

My art is realistic and illustrative in style with a touch of the fantastical. My subject matter includes animals, people, and nature. I primarily use a mixture of colored pencil, watercolor and ink to create images that are softly textured, while at the same time highly detailed and intensely vibrant. I also like to use acrylic paints and chalk pastels.

I feel I've created a successful image when it evokes a mood or memory for the viewer. But I'm even happier with a piece when it seems to have been plucked right from the page of a book, and the viewer can't help but wonder what the story is about. I hope you enjoy my work.

Carye

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I am an artist

I am an artist: I couldn't stop myself from creating if I tried! But why would I want to...

Art fulfills me and helps me to make sense of the experiences in my life and also to interpret the world around me. I love creating beautiful images and seeing the beauty where others might not. But I also love creating images that speak to deeper human issues and experiences large and small. Much of my recent work is deeply personal and I hope it speaks to people in a way that my words never could.

Born and raised in rural Minnesota, I went to Minnesota State University, Moorhead where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts for Illustration. I've been working as a professional artist since 2000, participating in art shows and festivals, selling my work in shops and galleries, and working as a freelance illustrator. I opened my Etsy shop not long after my daughter was born, when I was looking for ways to continue my career in a less time consuming way. It's been great seeing my art go out to places all around the world, "meeting" some of the other Etsy artists through the teams, and flexing my creative muscles through making treasuries. I hope to continue to grow my shop and enjoy the great community here.

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  • Carye VanDerPol Mahoney

    Owner, Maker, Artist, Illustrator

    I'm an artist and freelance illustrator currently living in Ridgetown, Ontario. I work primarily with a mixed media approach using colored pencil, watercolor, and ink. My subject matter includes people, animals, nature, mythology, and fantasy.

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