The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents its October exhibit, “Coastal Tranquility,” featuring the coastal paintings of Darien, CT artist, Carolyn Childs. Her mindful seascapes, painted in the expressive encaustic method, will be on display October 4-28. The Geary Gallery is located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien. All are welcome and admission is free.
About Carolyn Childs
Painter Carolyn Childs is a Connecticut native, certified art teacher, and Darien mom. She is inspired by the New England coast and pulls from its beauty for her paintings.
The shoreline has always been an integral part of her life. The paintings in this exhibit draw from a view of calm and mindful presence.
The paintings are all encaustic, an ancient painting method in which wax and pigment are fused onto a surface with heat. . Childs uses a small travel-size iron as her main tool. The iron is used as her palette and for applying the wax to the substrate. She uses careful management of heat and manipulation of the iron to create sublime scenes.
The small artworks engage the viewer to look closer and be present in the moment. These original compact paintings beautifully provide an elevated aesthetic experience.
Childs is a certified K-12 art teacher, and has a BFA in Creative Arts Therapy, and an MA in Art Education Leadership, with a focus on mindfulness and art.
To view Child’s paintings, and to read more, visit our online gallery.
Gallery Location & Hours
Geary Gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633.