After a career in education, Carrie Arnold made a commitment to return to art through the process of “daily painting” where she would create small pieces each day while at the same time raising her children. Apart from plein air studies, most of her works are created at her kitchen counter with a palette of acrylics while her kids are napping or asleep for the night. She lives and works in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband and two sons.
Carrie Arnold is a representational artist, creating primarily still life and landscape paintings on location. She works in professional grade acrylic, using a direct alla prima style on hardboard panels, paper and canvas. She aims for an expressive, painterly approach, drawing inspiration from the Russian Impressionists, Canadian Group of Seven Artists, and the Colorist Movements in both America and Europe.