Carol Bivins is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work can be found in private collections across the U.S. and in the United Kingdom. Growing up in a small midwestern town, she moved to New York City and began pursuing her artistic career. After spending many years living in New York and Los Angeles and working in theater, television and appearing in such films as Defending Your Life and Groundhog Day, she moved to New Mexico. Seeking a creative outlet, Carol turned to an old hobby, ceramics. Dissatisfaction with glazing results propelled her to investigate drawing and painting. She began by teaching herself to paint using printed resources. After working on her own for over a year, Carol took her first painting workshop at the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque. Finding that experience exciting and rewarding, she followed it by enrolling in fine art classes at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Looking for new energy, adventure and inspiration, Carol relocated to Colorado in 2017.
Whether working in acrylics, oils or clay, she has always been influenced by the natural environment and events taking place around her. For Carol, painting serves as a means of wrestling with and expressing her emotional reactions to the world at large. With the dynamism of a colorist, her process-driven, intuitively developed abstract works investigate both the play and the tension created by marks, gesture, line and the cacophony of color as they compete for pride of place on the canvas.