Seascape, 1985

Oil on Canvas


Carolyn Harris, Seascape


Carolyn Harris was born in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1937. In 1959, she received her B.F.A. in Painting from Woman’s College, now UNC Greensboro. She then continued her studies at UNC Chapel Hill and went on to receive her Masters in Art Education from New York University in 1961. She also studied at The New School for Social Research in New York. During her education, Harris studied under Alice Ehrlich, another Weaver Collection artist.

Harris’ love of the landscapes and coasts of North Carolina and New England inspired many of her oil and watercolor paintings. In Seascape, Harris’s touch with the brush is fat and rhythmic, leaning towards the abstract. The build up of the paint in her “cool darks” of the ocean, are suggestive of summer’s luxuriousness.

Harris continues to have a celebrated career, and is represented by two New York galleries – one for her oil paintings, and one for her watercolors. A life-long international traveler, she now splits her time between New York City and Gloucester, Massachusetts. She exhibited solely in New Jersey, Massachusetts and North Carolina, and participated in numerous group shows in New York and New England. Her work is included in many public and private collections, including New York University, UNC Greensboro and North Carolina State University.