Carrie Givens has been working furiously on her pastel paintings as soon as she discovered the incredible rich color pallet, the variety of uses pastels had to offer, and the types of paper there were to work on.
She has worked with other mediums such as watercolors, oils, ink, colored pencil, and the airbrush. For now, pastels are her favorite. She strives to discover the shadows, reflections, light, and atmosphere in her colorful landscapes and still life paintings.
Carrie lives in Goleta, California, on the organic farm that she and her husband have owned for the past 30 years. The farm can be a great source for inspiration.
Currently she is a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, the Goleta Valley Art Association, S.C.A.P.E. (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment), and a signature member of the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast. She has been painting with numerous instructors within the Santa Barbara area for the past ten years.