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. However, this is now 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 (commissioned, sold or available). See something you’d like,or have an idea what you are looking for, please drop me a note. I’m open to discussing how I can be of service to you…as your artist!
36″ round – acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
This piece was a mix of fluid and realism. The buyer said it was an amazing addition to their collection of art!
“Metallicis Mundus Creatus Est” – commissioned
40″ x 80″ – acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
“From start to finish, this experience working with Carolynn on a commissioned work for our latest home was a joy. Carolynn’s talent and creativity, combined with professionalism and business acumen could not have been any better. The piece brings together all of the mixed metals and woods of the home in a brilliant burst of color, form and abstract design. Fabulous, far exceeded original expectations and has become a focal point and conversation piece at all dinner parties.”
“Serenity’s Dance” – available $300 (5 pieces in total)
4 pieces 7″ x 14″ & 1 7″ round – acrylic on canvas
(can be hung together or separately – comes with 5 sets of 3M Command Hanging Strips)
“Barroom Brawl” – sold $375
20″ x 24″ – acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas“CRUSH” – sold $900
48″ x 24″ – acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS AVAILABLE – either 12″x 24″; 18″ x 36″ or 24″x 48″
12′ x 10′ mural – COMPLETED
SNEAK PEEK – a 36″ ‘x 24″ portion (shown below)
for a short video showing snapshots and the finished product – click here
“Magical” & “Spectacular” were the feedback received on this one!
Life Size Macaws – each @ 36″ long
Exterior latex wall paint on textured concrete – 9′ off the ground
(first is the painting – second is the photo used to create, which was agreed to by the client)
Ocean Clouds – 4 pieces each 6″ x 6″ x 1.5″ – sold $75
Ocean Meets Sand – 48″ x 24″
Available – $550
Flow work – each piece is 9″ x 9″
Available – 40 each
Not my usual medium – but could not resist painting a house sign in such a wonderful spot. Owners’ Feedback: “Thank for the beautiful welcome sign on our Ojochal house. We wanted a visually appealing welcome sign for our arriving guests and that is exactly what you gave us. It’s perfect! Dorian And Tammy“
Raptor – each piece is 6″ x 12″ -sold $150
Close Ups! each piece is 3″x 9″
The Flow – each piece is 6″ x12″ = SOLD
Visions of Turtles – 12″ x 16″ canvas
Available – contact for pricing
Complimentary Sunset – Triptych, each panel is 12 x 36
Available – contact for pricing
Each canvas is meant to be hung separately – photo includes existing structure to enable presentation
Surf Meets Sand– 12″ x 16″ canvas
Available – contact for pricing
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 sailboats 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!
Boteccelli Angel – 16″ x 20″
This 4-year-old little girl was seldom quite or still. The photo used to paint from captured her Botticelli 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!
Pondering – 16″ x 20″
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.
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.
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.
Value is dependent upon size, style, and detail of artwork 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. 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!