“It is in painting the landscape that I find my muse and an affinity for the Hudson River School aesthetic. I draw Comfort and inspiration from the workings of farms passed down through generations. I’m curious about the people whose homes appear as distant rooftops reflecting the last glints of a setting sun… and wonder what dreams are dreamt behind the softly lit windows tucked in mountains dark against an evening sky. I am – as you may have guessed – something of a romantic after all.”
Traveller, 6x6 oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $500
Long Shadows , 6x6 oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $500
At Last, 12x16, oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $1700
Evening Pastoral, 22x28, oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $2800
Private Vintage, 20x16, oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $2400 Framed in hand carved frame with 22 ct. detailing
Contented, 24x18, oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $2250
Solace of Evening, 12 x 20, oil on linenCarolyn Anne Crocker $1900
Those Last Few Miles w Frame, 11x14, oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $1600 framed in custom frame with 22 ct. gold
Those Last Few Miles, 11x14, oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $1600 framed in custom frame with 22 ct. gold
Americana, 8x16, oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $1500
Last Embers of Light • 24 x 30, oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $3700
Settling In, 6 x 12, oil on linenCarolyn Anne Crocker $1000 Framed in a hand carved frame with 22 k gold liner
Smoky Mountain Memory, 8x16, oilCarolyn Anne Crocker $1500 hand carved frame
About the Artist
CAROLYN ANNE CROCKER (RUE), American, oil painter specializing in the landscape. Inspired by the works of Inness and Turner, Carolyn is drawn toward scenes that have a sense of mystery. Dawn – pink-tinged and full of promise, late afternoon haze, and the luminous veil of evening form lasting sentiments of light and color which she translates into memorable paintings.
Carolyn was born in Northridge CA, the daughter of California Impressionist, Marilyn E. Crocker (1927-2009). Raised in the Antelope Valley, her maternal grandparents were homesteaders of a ranch near Vasquez Rocks in the 1920’s – her mother was born in their log cabin. The high desert attracted great painters and, for decades, Carolyn’s mother would be among those who painted this daunting valley and throughout California.
It should come as no surprise then that Carolyn began filling sketchbooks as a girl. Her interest was encouraged by her mother who mentored her progress and steered her toward the best instructors. She was a long term student of Hal Reed in Los Angeles, CA and studied briefly with Scott Christensen and William Scott Jennings among others. Drawn to the landscape, she’s spent several years painting in the field…having traveled extensively to do so – including North America, Europe and South America.
Carolyn began exhibiting her work professionally in Houston and Dallas galleries while living in Texas. Presently, she and her husband, artist James Selby Rue, share their home and studios with their dog, Sundance, in the inspiring Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Her poetic interpretation of the landscape has earned recognition from collectors in North America, Mexico, Great Britain and Australia. She has been invited to exhibit her work in numerous group and solo shows across the country. She maintains affiliations with galleries in the Northeast Corridor, Southeast and Southwestern United States.