(1940 - )
Carolyne Hawley was born in Chicago into a family of professional artists. As a child, she was raised in a rural farm setting, which became an education with God, nature, and the animals all rolled up into one…something that could not be taught in a classroom.
She was mentored by and studied with the legendary western artists Burt Procter and Emily Touraine in the early 1970s, as well as artists, Neil Boyle, Donald Puttman, and Martha Saudek. Carolyne has spent most of her adult life in the Southern California desert, painting an acclaimed collection of western influenced art, including the powerful interpretations of horses for which she is known.
Carolyne’s desire is to bring to her viewers an experience in high contrast value, color, and technique, coupled with emotion to bring her subjects to life. Favorite medium of choice is oil.
She is now a featured artist with Classic Art Galleries in Carmel CA. The Jones & Terwilliger Gallery in Palm Desert CA and the West Lives On Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY.
Carolyne has exhibited in numerous invitational art shows throughout the country, such as Palm Springs Art Museum, Oil Painters of America, Women Artists of the West, Mountain Oyster Club, Empire 100, Spirit of the West, Bosque Art Classic. She also is a juried member of Western Artists of America. Carolyne’s art can be found in the private collection of singer Faith Hill, among others, the Barbara Sinatra Child Abuse Center, the city halls of Indian Wells and Palm Springs, CA, and Boeing Aviation.