artteacher A Life Artfully Spent

Age: 82
Hometown: Hesperia
Accepts Commissions: Yes
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Number of Visits: 8473

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Single
Drinker No
Education Self Taught
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyI am Carolyn Shaw. Artist and Art Teacher. I work in all medias subject matters, styles, and techniques. I do everything from fine art,to murals and caricatures. My speciality is portraits. I love it because of the complexity and because there are no two faces the same. I like to capture the inner beauty of my subject. I owned and operated the art concession at MovieLand Wax Museum in Ca. I have also done portraits at Knotts and all the other So. Ca. parks. Although almost intirely self-taught I have had the privilage of studying with such notable artists as Robert Wee, David Halbach, Diane Neville, Gary Jenkins and others. I have taught painting since the early 70's. I love it. Having taught myself I know what my student are going through what they need to learn and can save them years of trial and error and frustration. My students consistently win the ribbon. My studio is in Hesperia Ca. mail tutoring is available
InterestsI am a single mother of 6. one daughter and 5 sons. My youngest twin sons are in the Navy. I live in the high desert in Ca. I have an artstudio-classroom where I spend most all my time painting. There is a patio adjacent with rose garden and fish pond very serene and peaceful nice atmosphere. for painting.
MusicI love all good music, very fond of guitar. Still like rock, old and new.
TelevisionI love Dancing With The Stars, Fond of all the CSI and the forensic shows, I like psyc-dramas and thrillers love Dexter
BooksI read suspense novels . Spend most of my time painting or on the computer where I am working on a manuscript.
HeroesI had a hero once. He was my son Robert. He died valiently of aids at the age of 34. He led a Straight but reckless life before the danger was known.


Oils and Pastels by C Shaw Ink Paintings and Watercolor by C. Shaw Fantasy and Novelty by C. Shaw

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Paintings_by_Grant ( Deleted user )

Excellent style. Great colours.


Hi Carolyn. Fantastic work, I am so glad I found your work on here. I really love the way your paintings brighten up the site.I will visit again soon.


Nice work Carolyn. I also am self taught and enjoy doing portraits. I am sorry to hear about your son. I would expect that a teachers life can be very rewarding as you watch your students progression.

GeertWinkel ( Deleted user )

Hoi Mooi werk ,vooral je kleurgebruik.ook dat je allerlei onderwerpen doet vindt ik mooi,doe ik zelf namelijk ook.Groetjes Geert Winkel


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and the most beautiful sentiments. Alla


wonderful work!


Beautiful work...


You have beautiful work.


Your work is beautiful!!! Happy Holidays!!!


Happy Holidays Carolyn


Greetings - your clocks are ahead of time (December 2008) - best wishes -mamtani


Mike; check out David Roupell's site he is my favorite


I enjoyed my visit to your site Swirl. It's cool you wished me JOY I go by Carolyn Joy and I wish you thw same happy painting my friend


Hello to all of my Creative Online Friends, I am asking for a favor.....I have recently had one of my images selected into the first round of the top 60 images in the Lord and Taylor Rose Contest. After being selected then the public has to vote. I was wondering if you would cast a vote for me????? Please!!! If so go to look under events, and you will see rose contest there is only one listing with the name Deborah(Photography) THAT ONE IS MINE! Pleae vote, make sure you get to the page confirm your vote for your vote to count. Thank you all in advance! Please vote!!!! Hugs, Deborah


Hi Carolyn. Thank you for introduing me to the, I joined up and any fans of Carolyn I have to say she a great art teacher and does fantastic art work. I should know she my teacher! :) have a good day!


Thank you Swirl for the wonderful comments on my site . I too enjoy yours. I just put up a new painting, an Indian village by a river " The First American's Home " stop and see it some time. Carolyn


hello art teacher i have been back and forth in and out somehow not letting you know how attractive your site is .you share much wisdom and understanding > hope your life is full of JOY and WONDER , thanks for sharing feel free to visit Swirl at the Swirl Gallery ! take care EH! Swirl


So nice to meet the Lone Ranger! Your artwork is just lovely!

jh ( Deleted user )

Hello artteacher, thanks for the add, superb work, love it!!!