than any artist I know, Carol Acquilano lives and breathes paint,
thinks and feels with it. In turn, her paintings — as a body of work —
reflect more of the complete spectrum of her consciousness than most
painters' work does, ranging from bold explorations of highly abstract
realms to thoughtful representations of the world around her.
the process, Carol transforms everything through a characteristically
confident, open sensibility, making any of her wide range
of subjects or styles recognizably and pleasingly her own.
In both her landscapes and her abstractions — and the
territory in between — one encounters a satisfyingly
original personal synthesis.
is a highly visual person, but her art holds more than aesthetic
interest. I find in Carol's paintings an openness, a fearlessness
and a sense of serious play that tell us something not just
about how to attain a certain kind of beauty but about how
to approach life.
Jim Mott, artist, writer
work appears on the 2005 Daniel Smith catalogue.