by Trish Commons
Five+ Facts you didn’t know about Carol
Carol Spicuglia is an active member of the West Pasco Art Guild who has shared her wealth of knowledge with many new members over the past 30 years. She has nurtured many artists with her gentle mentoring during Thursday morning open paint. But did you know that she rides horses, knows Florida history, and formerly guided tourists at a local ranch?
Carol has many passions such as being an avid bird watcher which helps her capture bird photos. Check out her red and green bird painting of 2 Trojans on a greenish black background in the “Color to the Max” Show in the West Pasco Art Guild Gallery.
This seasoned artist also collects old keys: hundred year-old keys, prison keys, skate keys, railroad keys, secretary keys. She recently acquired the Mt. Dora jail keys! And, she also acquires Japanese woodblock prints, particularly those created by Toshi Yoshida.
This talented woman was born in Spokane near the Pacific Railroad. Her grandparents were Volga-Deutch (German) immigrants from Russia. A self-confessed night owl, she is married and has raised one son.
Currently, she is painting an acrylic of a Native American tepee featuring an appaloosa from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho region. On a tall canvas, the piece has strong structural lines and multi-layered varied tones of tan. The dark, almost black, contrast of the background is made with her favorite color, green umber by Grumbacher.
My favorite studio piece is a historic painting of a 1920s, dilapidated gas station in Land O’Lakes, Florida. Her artistry makes it come alive with a vivid splash of hues restoring it to its former glory. It is a well-structured composition. ~ Trish Commons
Visit the WPAG this month to view her many beautiful pieces on display this month in the main art studio. She also mentors during our Thursday morning open paint sessions.