Carol Bingham

“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.  I want to give that world to someone else…”  – Georgia O’Keeffe

This statement is a beautiful and elegant explanation of what I do and why.  When I study a subject in detail, my observations become part of me, a memory I can recall again and again.  I paint shared human experiences:  faces, figures, and the natural world.  I love studying fleeting moments like the sun burning through frost in winter or crows circling a summer field.  Life experiences are unique, no two winter scenes or summer fields are the same.  I work in watercolor, ink, oils and dry media sometimes applying different media in a single work.  By combining media, I can add depth to the work.

I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Illustration from Northern Illinois University.

I began painting at an early age, first exhibiting my work at age 14.

Exhibitions:  Ars Nova, Northern Illinois University; DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, Illinois; Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore, Illinois; The Next Picture Show, Dixon, Illinois; The Art Box, DeKalb, Illinois

Memberships:  Illinoios Watercolor Society; KishwaukeeValleyArt League

Online Galleries:

“Arabesque”, August 26 – October 6, 2016.  THE ART BOX, 308 East Lincoln Highway, De Kalb, Illinois.  “Light Show”, a black and white photographic series examining light waves as the flow over objects of different densities.

“Good Things / Small Packages”, November 14 – December 31, 2016.  THE ART BOX, 308 East Lincoln Highway, De Kalb, Illinois.  Group exhibition of dekalbgallery artists.  Featuring “Desert Landscape, New Mexico” triptych.

“Once Upon I Traveled…”, December 10 – February 3, 2018.  THE ART BOX, 308 East Lincoln Highway, De Kalb, Illinois.  Group exhibition of dekalbgallery and invitational artists.  Featuring “West Wind at Ship Rock”.