Carol Satriani
Artist's Statement

I grew up on Long Island, New York at a time when my neighborhood was still bordered by farmland. My early childhood experiences of running through sunlit fields lined with majestic trees has informed the artwork I create today - lush, pastoral landscapes. My artistic aim is to paint landscapes which convey a sense of the natural world.

Working on site, I capture a series of small vignettes to bring back to my studio where I distill them into paintings of heightened reality. My landscapes are full of dramatic lights and darks with rich, saturated color. A white farmhouse may be shown in brilliant white light, while a dazzling golden hillside is edged by cool blue shadows. Through my images I hope to inspire the viewer to appreciate the precious rural areas which remain unspoiled, a place where life resonates with serenity and delight.

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Biography
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Carol Satriani began her career as an art teacher in the New York Public School system. After moving to northern California she continued as a practicing artist. Ms. Satriani also served as Executive Director of Artworks Foundry and the west coast branch of Tallix Morris Singer, a fine art bronze casting facility in Oakland, California, which produced monumental sculpture for internationally known artists. She has worked as a commercial illustrator for Disney Corporation, Norton Publishers, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Ibanez, Japan and New West Magazine. Ms. Satriani has exhibited throughout the United States and is a recipient of numerous awards, including First Prize for Painting at the 1999 Sausalito Arts Festival. She is a member of Project Artaud, the oldest continuous live/work art cooperative in the nation and the Artists' Guild of San Francisco. Ms. Satriani has been featured on KRON, Channel 4. Her paintings are widely collected by the public and by corporate clients, including the Pebble Beach Country Club, the Knight-Ridder Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.  
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