Carol Walthers is a multidisciplinary artist, working primarily in watercolour, pastels and oils. She explores a range of themes mostly focusing on humanity; relationships with each other and our environment. Figure drawing and portraiture studio sessions are an important part of her art practice.
Her final year at the OCAD culminated in a solo show at Gallery 76. The Corkin-Reeves Award was one of three awards she received while in college. After graduating she received an OAC grant to produce photo-serigraphs at Open Studio. Carol was a founding member of Gallery 44 and had solo exhibitions there.
This past decade she has been working to expand her artistic vision after a successful career in Graphic Arts. She achieved signature status with Pastel Artists Canada, Toronto Watercolour Society, and the Colour and Form Society.
In October 2023 her solo exhibition, Gone Forever, opened at the Berlin Tower Artspace. The show was sponsored by an OAC exhibition grant. This exhibition will also be shown at the Ayr Public Library for the following 3 months.
She has exhibited in over 47 juried shows in York Region, Toronto and Waterloo Region. These curated group shows were highlights: Newmarket’s “Artists Preserve History, Mulock Farm”, Aurora Cultural Centre’s “Hilary House A Place Of Healing”, and McMichael Gallery’s, “All Things With Imagination”. One of her pastel paintings is part of a public collection in the Newmarket Town Hall.
Society of York Region Artists - Board member, current
Celebration of the Arts, Cambridge - Visual Arts Coordinator 2023
Art Aurora Show - Juror 2019
Gallery 44 - Board member 1980 - 1983
Small Focus Exhibition, Gallery 44 - Curator 1983
Artreprenuer Certificate - 2018