Allow me to introduce myself….my name is Carolynn Sokil and I am YOUR artist!
While I create art which pleases me, my specialty is creating art which suits you!
My artistic journey started as soon as I could hold a pencil. My initial love was charcoal or pen and ink. Colour came later but this has now become where my passion lies – bringing a burst of colour into a room, complimenting someone’s colour pallet, capturing a loved one on canvas, or just bringing a LoudSmiles wherever I can.
Below are a few of my pieces (sold or available). All pieces are acrylic or acrylic medium and sizes are noted in inches. Pieces are unframed. Canvas board is available framed at an additional charge. Canvases are wrapped and painted on sides – ready to be hung or framed.
See something you’d like or have an idea what you are looking for, please drop me a note. I’d be pleased to discuss how I can be of service to you as your artist!
Visions of Turtles – 12″ x 16″ canvas
Available @ USD $110
Complimentary Sunset – Triptych, each panel is 12 x 36
Available @ USD $675
Each canvas can be hung separately – photo includes existing structure to enable presentation
Jamaican Sunset – 36″ x 24″
The original photo was captured at Sunset in Jamaica. The couple met at the resort where the husband worked and later went back to get married. Every year they travel back with friends to celebrate their love of Jamaica and to visit his relatives.
When they opened their gift, they both exclaimed they recognized the sunset and the spot where the sail boats were pulled ashore. The husband said he even recognized the tree.
Once hung in their 2 storey foyer, a friend visiting immediately recognized the view from her room when she stays at the resort. Captured moment!
I am WPSPLH&H – printed on various mediums
A mantra gleaned from The Master Key by Charles Haanel – I am Whole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious & Happy. What better way to represent this but in lotus pose.
This came to me during a meditation sit – I could see what needed to be created. People in Canada & the US are now wearing this on their T-Shirts!
This recipient of this piece currently lives in Calgary and used the original photo as her screen saver.
This piece was given to remind her of her dream of returning to Tofino, BC, Canada. The colours offering her solitude of mind.
My Red Revealed – 48″ x 36″
A customer desired an abstract piece to work for her living room. The decor in the home was mostly white, black leather, chrome edged furniture with red accented colour strewn throughout. This piece, inspired by the feathers of a black swan, allowed her to highlight all which existed in her space. The piece was created to hang whichever way the owner chose – signed only after hung (rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise).
Boteccelli Angel – 16″ x 20″
This 4 year old little girl was seldom quite or still. The photo used to paint from captured her Boteccelli like face and her attentive look.
Her mother was in tears when in receipt of the commission. She exclaimed it captured her likeness!
Nothing But Tongue – 16″ x 20″
This guy was just so much fun to create.
Supposedly a giraffe’s tongue averages between 18-20″ in length.
The recipient has a significant love for giraffes. He was tickled to receive the gift to add to his rather large giraffe collection.
To commemorate a friend’s daughter’s birthday, this whimsical piece was created.
I love creating the folds and movement of clothing using paint.
This was so much fun to do!
The photo given to work from was in colour and both the hat and left portion of her hair were not included.
The sepia style choice of colour technique allow her features and the textures in her hair and cap to shine through.
A Moment In Time – 16’x20′
Commissioned by a young man for his girlfriend. He provided a black and white photo of her grandfather and a grandfather clock which had been lost while immigrating. While the clock on the table and the calendar were in the original photo, the rest was remove to allow for a timeless grouping.
Jack’s White Christmas – 20″ x 24″
A wife commissioned this for her husband’s Christmas present. They had lost their beloved Jack in July.
She provided the original photo as well as a variety of others which showed the details of his eyes. They hung the piece above the fireplace. Later she explained Jack’s eyes follow her whenever she is in the room.
Bamboo Room Love
The Owner at The Bamboo Room at Alma in Ojochal, Costa Rica took a photo of a red eyed tree frog sitting on a table in their restaurant. They did not realize until they took a close look at the photo that the female (about 2″ in size) had a male (which is usually about 1/2 the size) giving her some bamboo love. Could not resist painting this for the owners.
The Dragon Room – 10′ x 9′ room
Created this full room mural with love for our son’s 7th Christmas present. A young boy who was enthralled with everything “How To Train A Dragon“. A new bunk bed with the wood wall theme below for hideouts with his friends. A 10′ Toothless dragon’s face positioned where he lay his head (at his request) with the body wrapped around the wall and onto the ceiling. The hero of the movie, Hiccup, stood 5′ tall beside his bed with our son’s facial features in place of the original. Regular acrylic wall paint was used to create the effect for easy removal.
Colours of Nature
These 2 pieces were specific to a particular love of the garden. Both were noted as being cheerful to look at on the wall.
As an individual I totally embrace that everyone has their own taste in art. As an artist I recognize that my style is not a fit for everyone. The wonderful thing is that for each person’s taste there is an artist out there whose work will resonate.
WATCH THIS SPACE – I am currently working on rock art as well as art which does not require any framing – allowing the presentation of the art to be part of the art. Updated photos will arrive shortly.
Sunset at The Bamboo Room, Ojochal, Costa Rica ROCKS! – 7.5″ x 3.5″
Painted using acrylic on locally grown rocks, this sunset captures a lovely moment from The Bamboo Room at Alma de Ojochal Hotel
Base covered in felt for ease of presentation.
Allowing the shape and markings of each rock to determine the painting, this rock’s silvery burst of colour framed the red eyed tree frog bursting out.
Fun and functional paperweight or souvenir of Costa Rica. No rocks were harmed in the creation of this art work.
Value is dependent upon size, style and detail of art work requested.
Looking for something in particular, drop me a line. If I’m not the person to help you I am part of a network of amazing artists whose styles differ as their personalities. Through this network you may just find that piece you’ve been looking for.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site.
Please feel free to reach out to me at: csokil@LoudSmiles.com
Wishing you an abundance of happiness during your art search!