Carol Aronson-Shore is a contemporary realist painter whose landscapes, still lifes and figurative compositions transform an observed reality into a poetic and evocative experience. Light, its presence and absence, its transformations of form and color, its character and symbolism, is a common thread that runs through her work. In her paintings it becomes a metaphor for insight, vision and transformation. Her work has been exhibited in over 100 juried and invitational group exhibitions and in 19 One Woman Exhibitions in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities across the country. Her paintings reside in many private collections and such corporate collections as Fidelity Investments and Chubb LifeAmerica, which featured her painting on their corporate calendar. Nathan Goldstein included one of her figure drawings in his text, “Responsive Drawing” (3rd ed.). A landscape painting from the collection of the Bank of New Hampshire in Manchester, part of her series called “Icons to Nature” is reproduced in “New Hampshire: The Spirit of America,” a Harry Abrams 2000 publication. The White House Historical Association selected Carol to represent the state of NH by commissioning a painting for the 2000 Bicentennial Celebration of the White House. She created an historical narrative called “The Green Room, A Setting for History – Our National Day of Thanks” featuring New Hampshire’s Sarah Joseph Hale and President Lincoln in the Thanksgiving Day story. This painting was reproduced in the White House 2000 calendar and is part of the permanent collection of the White House Historical Association. The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts commissioned two of her paintings for state buildings, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Headquarters and the Rockingham County Courthouse. She has twice been a recipient of a New Hampshire State Fellowship in Painting. In 2001, the Council commissioned her to create a painting for their Governor’s Awards in the Arts. Carol recently completed a commission for the new offices of Guy Carpenter & Company to replace her painting lost in the World Trade Center.
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