Carrie Givens has a passion for the pastel medium. Especially once she discovered the rich color pallet offered,
the variety of uses pastels had to offer,
and the types of paper there were to work on.
With pastels she has been exploring how to create texture, shadows, light, and contrast in order
to create the mood, or design to please the viewer.
It has been at least ten years that she has been working with pastels, she loves to paint our local landscape,
as well as the lower Baja Calif. landscape where she travels to regularly.
The farm where she and her husband live is also a great inspiration for painting the vegetables, and fields.
Carrie is also member of the Santa Barbara Art Assoc., Goleta Valley Art Assoc., the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast,
S.C.A.P.E. (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment) and the Pastel Society of the West Coast.
Carrie's home page is at
Gallery Los Olivos