Carol grew up on the west coast of BC watching her father paint landscapes in oil. 41 years ago, her brother Wilf Warkentin began painting in acrylics. In 2003 Carol was motivated to begin painting as well.
Carol worked for many years in Television Production. She then worked in construction on a tugboat for seven years. Working on a boat off the west coast of BC and Washington moved her to paint scenes from her life at sea. She is awed by the spectacular beauty of the Rocky Mountains and paints mountain landscapes, as well as the picturesque Shuswap. She also creates fabric sculptures and glass garden art.
Carol participated in the 2006 Mikkelson Festival of the Arts in South Surrey. She also displayed her art in the foyer of Newland’s Golf Course for eight months in 2007. Her art was entered in the Affordable Art Fair at the Shuswap Art Galley in 2011 and also in the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. She has been a part of the Blind Bay Art Show for six years. She has shown her art at Table 24 in Salmon Arm and Unique Treasure in Sicamous.
She has been a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 2005 and the Shuswap Art Gallery since 2011. She was also Secretary of the Shuswap Festival of the Arts for two years and the Treasurer for one year.
Carol took an acrylic painting course through BCIT, and workshops with Sandra VanDenHam, Sharyn Olfert, Judy McKenzie, Sherri Pratt, two with Jonn Einerssen and five workshops with Terry Isaac. She also took three fabric sculpture workshops with Ruth Robinson at Creative Shuswap Escapes.
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