Introducing the Artist: Carol Newsom


Art has always been a way of life for me. Even though at times I wish I had been destined to invent a world famous iPhone app, I love being an artist and part of the art scene in Colorado. I started my art career in 1972 and since that time I have illustrated over 100 children’s books for every major publisher. When I’m not working on children’s books, I love painting the scenery, wildlife, and people that I find in Colorado.

In 2014, my paintings will be exhibited in The 39th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Show, The 23rd Annual State Watercolor Exhibit, The Watermedia Show at the Center for the Arts in Evergreen, and the 2014 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Show.

I have a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Awards include: Garden State Children’s Book Cover Award, Moms Choice Book Award, Honorable Mention at Evergreen Plein Air
Show, Cover award by Mountain Connection, second place in the Members show at the Evergreen Center for the Arts in 2013, and Best of Show at the Watermedia Show at the Evergreen Center for the Arts in 2014.

Working withVermont Christmas Company is such a joy! Illustrating Halloween and Christmas scenes is like focusing on the fun times of life, and it always brings smiles!

Carol Newsom


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