Carolyn Letvin has exhibited in the New England area since 1990. She is an accomplished landscape painter and also creates stylized feline and farm animal imagery. She works on-site, from photographs and memory. Carolyn has won many awards through the years, including the Top Award at the 18th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, an Honorary Mention/Sakura Award from the United
Pastelists of America/Oil Pastel Association in 2001, and a second place in the 2014 Blanche
Ames National Juried Exhibition. Her most recent award is from Concord Art’s 2017 Members
Juried 2 Exhibition where she received the prestigious Nancy T. Baldwin Drawing Award.
She is the new board president of the Monotype Guild of New England.


I find interior spaces to be engaging and compelling. There’s a “lost in time” sense about these rooms that calls to me, which I believe is the essence of their allure for me and others. In the book, “The Poetics of Space,” French philosopher, Gaston Bachelard, analyzes domestic spaces and how they shape and hold our dreams and memories. “Houses and rooms; cellars and attics; drawers, chests, and wardrobes; nests and shells; nooks and corners: No space is too vast or too small to be filled by our thoughts and our reveries.”
I do all of my interior paintings in the actual space. Thus, I deal with many of the same hurdles that painting outdoors creates – like changing light and visual editing of the subject. Ultimately, I strive not for the simple recording of the environment, but for a level of transformation, which, to me, must take place for any piece of work to be good art.