The following information was submitted in July of 2006 by the artist:
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Carolyn Hutchings Edlund began her painting career focusing on the New England landscape.
Raised in Rhode Island, art was an obsession in her developmental
years. At the age of eleven she began formal study with the late
Charles Gordon Harris. She received a Bachelors Degree from the
University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. Following graduation she
moved to the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York State where formal education
continued under the tutelage of Nguyen Tri Minh, Franklin Alexander
(Woodstock, NY), and the Art Students League.
In the early 1980s she moved to Buckinghamshire, England where she
lived for four years. Frequent excursions to London’s art museums
afforded time for studying the great masters. While a resident there, her
paintings were exhibited at galleries and commissions were undertaken.
She is known for intimate romanticism in landscapes. She was highly
influenced by the Hudson River School of painters, in particular George
Inness, Albert Bierstadt, William Trost Richards, and the drawings of
Her paintings are in collections in Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, and the United States.
-Island Living (UK), March 1985; Country & Abroad, June 2006
-A review by Mary Cassai in the Kingston Daily Freeman (19 March 2004; Kingston, NY) compared her work to that of John Constable, one of England’s greatest landscape artists.
-American Arts Quarterly, “Landscapes East & West.” Hastings-On-Hudson, NY: Newington Cropsey Cultural Studies Center, 24(4), Fall 2007, p. 55. Author: Gail Leggio, color: Yes
-Country & Abroad, “American Animal Art,” Pine Plains, NY: Potter Publishers, 11(1), June 2006, pp. 46-47. Author: Elizabeth Potter, Color: No
-American Artist Magazine, November 1989, author: Editors, color: Yes
-Island Living (UK), March 1985, Author: editors, Color: No
Edlund’s work was selected for exhibition at the Salmagundi Club (NYC) and
at the Bienniale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy (2005 and 2007).
Grumbacher Gold Medal
March 2006—Invited to exhibit in the Dec. 2007 Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy
Sept. 2004—Invited to exhibit in the Dec. 2005 Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy
June 2004—Hudson River Painters at Wilderstein, Rhinebeck, NY
2002-03 Kent Art Association, Kent, CT
July – Aug. ‘95 Solo: Teikyo Post University, Waterbury, CT
June – Aug. ‘95 Marist College Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
April ‘95 Barrett House Faculty Exhibition, Amrita Club, Poughkeepsie, NY
Jan.–May ‘95 Solo Exh.: American Bounty Room, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Feb. ‘95 Inaugural Exhibit: River Artists Guild, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY
Spring ‘94 Solo Exhibit, Windows Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
October ‘92 Annual Juried Artscape Exh., Poughkeepsie, NY
May ‘91 Salmagundi Club, Annual Non-members Show, NYC
Nov. ‘90 American Artists Professional League, Inc. The 62nd Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, NYC
July ‘90 Faculty Exhibition, Dutchess County Art Assoc.
May ‘90 Hudson Valley Art Assoc. 61st Annual Exh., White Plains, NY, a juried exh.
Oct. ‘89 Artscape/Citiscape ‘89, Project of the Dutchess County Arts Council, (Invitational), Poughkeepsie, NY
May ‘89 Hudson Valley Art Assoc. 60th Annual Exh., White Plains, NY, a juried exh.
1987–1988 Exhibitions of the Dutchess County Art Assoc., Poughkeepsie, NY
USA: The American Society of Portrait Artists; American Watercolor Society; Kent Art Association (Elected member)*; New Paltz Art Association; Art Depot Guild (accepted)*; Dutchess County Art Association; Greene County Arts Council; Summergroup (accepted)*; River Artists Guild (accepted)*; IBM Art Club
UK: Buckinghamshire Art Society (accepted)*; Sycamore Art Society; and the Federation of British Artists
(*Passed criteria for membership/standards of excellence)