Carol A Levy is a painter and monotype artist devoted to her exploration of the figure. From her beginnings as an art student at Syracuse University and the Art Institute of Chicago, she has always sought the delicate balance between definition and abstraction, control and freedom, conflict and resolution.
Levy concerns herself not with the physical aspects of her subjects, but their life force and their struggle toward being. Often the outlines of the form are diffused and sparsely defined. They are a part of everything around them. She borrows from nature, integrating the figures with trees, flowers and animals as well as images from dreams. As an artist, Levy's skills are prodigious, both in painting and drawing. She knows what she is doing. But she consciously tries to step out of the way and let the process take her. There is power in the spaces between the gestural lines of paint. This is an artist who found her own voice early on and has remained true to it throughout a lifetime of painting.