Caroline Dempsey loves acrylic painting because it allows her the opportunity to replicate colors and patterns she sees in her day to day life. Her interest in the media began in high school and blossomed following a chance encounter with Georgia folk artist Lois Curtis. Carolina recalls, “ I told Lois she inspired me to paint more. I gave her a print of one of my Happy Daisy painting. It was nice to share my work with her. Shortly thereafter Dempsey started taking weekly painting lessons.
Her love of patterns and colors can also be seen in her photography. Her interest in photography began at the age of four, and her first images were of interesting designs she found in everyday items, especially clothing. Dempsey’s current work combine her love of both media.
In addition she has also had her had at wire art and sculpture; but acrylics remain her favorite. This past spring Dempsey was invited to show her work at the Cedar Valley Art Festival in Cedartown, Georgia. She sold several pieces at the festival and says that this experience proved to her that she is a real artist. She now has the support and encouragement of her family, friends AND the customers who enjoy and purchase her art.