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CAROL ROCKWELL MAA CPA

About the Artist


Carol Pelno Rockwell, MAA, CPA

In Her Own Little World, 3 5/8 x 5 5/8"

"I enjoy creating miniatures because of the detail and the fact that each miniature painting reflects something from my life which I can share with others.

"Ethelyn Woodlock beame my greatest influence and mentor, introducing me to the world of miniature art. I only had to see her work once, and I was challenged to become a fine miniature artist.

"I began working in Miniature in 1982, because it fascinated me, and because I enjoyed it very much. My work is traditional. I try to express the feeling that I had when I saw the scene myself. I strive to achieve a style that is my own, so that when someone views my work they know that I painted it without looking at my name.

"I do a sketch of the subject, fill in the base colors in areas and then start working in the detail.

"My miniatures resemble my large work but are more detailed, although my large work has become more detailed too, as a result of my miniatures.

"My criteria encompass composition, lighting, design, color and movement. These are all necessary components for a fine art miniature

"Sometimes when I paint a miniature, it brings back such fond memories that I find it hard to part with it. Most of the work I do, though, is sent to miniature shows and usually has to be for sale.. Sometimes you are fortunate enough to be given a gift. I think painting was my gift. Painting is my first love, and I hope that I am able to capture the essence of the subject that I am painting so that the viewer enjoys the results and purchases it for their enjoyment."

The photos and text above are from the book Modern Masters of Miniature Art in America by Wes Siegrist. Go to https://www.artofwildlife.com/miniature_painting_books.html#A for more information.

Awards (* indicates click on the title to view the painting.)

  • 2020 Miniature Art Society of Florida - Second, Birds, Keeping a Close Watch on Mama *
  • 2020 Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society - 1st Place in Ivory/Ivioine, Nature Calls *
  • 2019 Miniature Art Society of Florida - Honorable Mention, Acrylic, Mountain Majesty *
  • 2019 Cider Painters of America - Best of Exhibit, Call of the Meadowlark *, Solitude *, Mountain Majesty *, A Fine Catch *, Chippy *
  • 2018 Cider Painters of America - Small Works Award, Bass Harbor Light *
  • 2017 Miniature Art Society of Florida - Honorable Mention, Landscape, Washed Ashore I *
  • 2017 Cider Painters of America - Fellowship Award, On the Lookout *
  • 2015 Miniature Art Society of Florida - Honorable Mention, Birds and Animals, Family Gathering *
  • 2014 Cider Painters of America - Aviary Award, Lunchtime *
  • 2013 Cider Painters of America - Excellence in Water Award, Under the Old Oak Tree *
  • 2008 Cider Painters of America - Judge's Award, Big Red
  • 2003 Cider Painters of America - Judge's Award, Mountain Majesty *
  • 2010 Miniature Art Society of Florida - Honorable Mention, Oil, Willie’s Catch Of The Day *
  • 2000 Miniature Art Society of Florida - First, Birds and Animals, Morning Bath
  • 2000 Miniature Art Society of Florida - Excellence In All Entries, Stormy Weather; Summertime Fun; Just Resting, Thanks Mom, Morning Bath
  • 1999 Miniature Art Society of Florida - First, Vanishing Florida, Hampton’s Fish House
  • 1998 Miniature Art Society of Florida - First, Landscape or Exterior, Peaceful Journey
  • 1997 Miniature Art Society of Florida - First, Landscape or Exterior, Nature's Splendor
  • 1996 Miniature Art Society of Florida - First, Birds & Animals, Concentration

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