|Sunset on Morro Bay © Carol Astaire|
Born and raised in California, Carol Astaire received her BFA in painting from UCLA, her lifetime teaching credential from CSU Long Beach and taught art in the Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo School Districts. Carol has been continuously active in the art world, and her works have been collected by national and international museum. She has participated in many open competitions, receiving two first place awards in photography and earning several solo shows. Her love for all of the arts shows in her work.
“I have been inspired to create art my entire life. I simply love nature, especially being on the ocean. The light, movement, scents and moods vary continually, and the inspiration to paint what I see and feel is exhilarating. Kayaking the California coast, I photograph what captivates me, for future reference when I return to my studio. Nothing nurtures or humbles my spirit so much as the sea. I hope to share my love of nature with others through my work.”