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Lost your job? Stop whining and reinvent yourself!!!
Feeling lost and depressed in today's job market? Caroline Duvoe knows how that feels but rather than jump back on the corporate treadmill and keep chasing those forever illusive carrots, Caroline decided to start from scratch.
Her style, so she learned during one of her many treks to the Old Island Days Art Show in Key West, is Abstract Expressionism. “Do you know what style you paint in?” was the question from the art director of a local gallery who had just purchased a painting called Glass Houses (Attachment 1). It was something that had always haunted Caroline, not knowing what to call the work she did. “No I don’t” Caroline replied meekly. “You are an Abstract Expressionist. Check it out on the computer when you get home.” And she did just that and found that “there are other people out there like me, it was such a relief” sighed Caroline.
The Abstract Expressionist movement originated in New York’s Greenwich Village in the mid-1940’s and was also called Action Painting. The style is about movement, color and texture and about expressing feelings rather than trying to recreate something that already exists. The technique is very rapid sometimes resulting in numerous works during a two hour session.
Caroline has sold more than 350 painting over the years and now spends more time teaching others how to paint rather than attending art shows. “Art shows can be pretty grueling and the effort it takes to get the artwork prepared, travel and then set up is becoming less and less attractive.”
After diving back into Corporate America in early 1998, Caroline again resurfaced three years ago after being laid off from her consulting position. “I just couldn’t do it anymore. I wasn’t happy and I had lost all enthusiasm and faith in Corporate America. Corporations just don’t care about people, just numbers.” Caroline made the decision after a year’s sabbatical to pursue a career that involves three of her biggest passions, teaching, psychology and art. Caroline is currently a senior in Human Development at Eckerd College and plans to be an Art Therapist upon acquiring her master’s degree.
Ms. Duvoe is actively pursuing artistic teaching opportunities, in addition to her school work. Caroline’
In addition to painting classes and school, Caroline exhibits her work at local art fairs and recently received the honor of having one of her paintings, Disco Chick (Exhibit 2), published in the 2011 Eckerd Review. This was a real honor for Caroline since she is not an art student at the college.
Ms. Duvoe is available for Private Art Parties, Individual Instruction and Commission Work. You can see more of Caroline’s work artbreak.com/
Page Updated Last on: Jun 11, 2012