" What moves me to paint are the unnoticed miracles abundant in our natural world. I am intrigued by looking close-up and painting intimate views. I call this my "Alice in Wonderland approach". My love of plants and animals takes center stage. I look for an animal's personality and in nature I look for things that go unnoticed. My reverence for nature is expressed by looking close-up for God's presence in all living things.
Carolyn Ritter is an award winning artist from Atlanta Georgia. Her paintings and illustrations have appeared in national publications including the October 2000 cover of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Carolyn's paintings of animals and botanicals hang in animal hospitals, corporations, and private collections internationally. In 2006, the Georgia Department of Agriculture selected her painting of a retriever to appear on the state's Dog and Cat Sterilization license plate. Her painting of Pounce was selected by American inkjet systems of New Jersy to demonstrate the incredible color gamut of their new inks at SurtexArt Design and Textile show. Look for her on Artsyshark.com/carolynritter
Carolyn graduated from auburn University with a degree in art education. She has taught workshops in Georgia and Florida. Carolyn worked in her husband's veterinary hospital for ten years where she was secretly gathering ideas for her animal paintings.