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Work Samples

Butterfly

Butterfly, 2020, acrylic paint and pastel on paper, 22"x30"

Midnight Waterplay

Midnight Waterplay, 2019, acrylic paint on paper, 11"x14"

Windswept Doorway

Windswept Doorway, 2019, acrylic paint on paper, 11"x14"

Hugs & Kisses Board Game

Hugs & Kisses Board Game, 2020, acrylic paint on paper

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About Carol

Baltimore County

Carol McGraw's picture
Carol McGraw was born in Rochester, New York.  As a young girl, she moved with her parents and seven siblings to Phoenix, Arizona.  Carol spent much of her time as she grew up tucked in a corner, sketching.  Attending Arizona State University, she majored in Studio Art, which had more of an emphasis on drawing.  While there, she found she could express herself more powerfully with paint.  Upon graduation in 1979 with a B.A., Carol went to work in an administrative capacity (a "... more

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Imaginings and Interpretations

Linoleum Block Print Drawings

I learned linoleum block printing in a high school crafts class. I liked the simplicity and the repetitive nature of the designs. At first, I used my designs to decorate clothing, mostly that I was sewing myself. When I was new to Baltimore, in the late 1990's and early 2000's, I began making mixed media drawings based on combinations of my prints and using acrylic paint, watercolors, oil pastels, dry pastels, and colored pencils. These drawings allowed me a freedom beyond just the act of printing. I was chosen to exhibit my artwork, give a talk, and teach a class about my linoleum block print artwork at The Ward Center for the Arts at the St. Paul's School for Girls in 2005.