There are many forms of art that dazzle the senses and immortalize nature. Classic oil paintings, however, suggest an elusive timelessness. “Painting has not changed much in hundreds of years,” says artist Carolina Elizabeth. “At times, the mixing of oil and pigments can feel like playing with some medieval form of alchemy… a bit science, a bit magic.”
Born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Carolina knew she was an artist from a young age. Now she has lived in Oklahoma for the past 30 years with her husband and two daughters.
After receiving her BFA from the University of Oklahoma, Carolina decided to focus primarily on oil painting—and pink roses in particular. “I’ve always been drawn to the classical style of painting,” Carolina says. “I decided at 35 that this would be my new adventure.”
The pink rose conveys softness in her artwork and has a special place in her heart. “I inherited my mother’s love of roses,” says Carolina. “I lack her ability to grow things, but not the stubbornness to try.”
Despite her affinity for the pink rose, Carolina’s favorite of her paintings does not feature a rose at all. It’s a quiet painting called Still Life with White Shell, Silver Cup and Turkey Feather. This piece is quite different from her other paintings, but it still displays Carolina’s classic touch. For more on Carolina Elizabeth and to view artwork available for purchase, visit carolinaelizabeth.com.