Discover the ethereal, mesmerizing paintings of Carol Lutgen. Carol is a contemporary abstract artist based in Bonita Springs, Florida, and her intuitive creative process often involves building up layer upon layer of oil pigments and cold wax and then scraping or gouging the surface to reveal the colors beneath. Carol likens herself as something of an archeologist, digging at the painting with palette knives in the search for a specific result.
Carol draws inspiration from the world around her — from the environment, from places she has visited, and from the specific feelings that those places evoke. She feels a strong sense of personal connection to all her work. When a subject resonates personally with her, she often finds that she has to create a painting. When she is working, she strives to be in the moment and experience the creative process as a journey without worrying about the end result. Discovering new creative paths without knowing where they will lead is something she loves, and she hopes that her art will help viewers experience their own inner journeys.