Carol Ann Oveross

 “When you come from the heart as I do in teaching yoga, all life is sacred! My art reflects my love of  the  gentle  flowing  lines  of  the human  form,  whether it  be  from  pre-natal or post-natal mothers and children, to couples or singles, all are an expression of that divine love!”     ~ Carol Ann Oveross

 

Carol was born and raised for 13 years in New York City.   She moved to Southern California where and continued to develop her artistic skills in Pastels and Pen & Ink. With a degree in Illustration she has exhibited her artwork at numerous art installations throughout California & Arizona.

During  her twenty-five  years at  the prestigious Fashion  Institute  of  Design  &  Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, Carol exhibited at the Annual Staff and Faculty Art Exhibitions.  It was during this time that she was inspired to create her own “Pen & Ink Sketching Journals,” recording
many of life’s inspirations from many of her journeys and travels throughout the world.  She led FIDM students throughout Europe as their “Study Tour & Travel Coordinator.” Her creations in “Pen & Ink” capture  many familiar global highlights from Europe, including England, France,  Italy, Spain, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Hungary, Norway & Sweden.  Carol‟s exotic travel destinations also included the  deserts  of Egypt and the Canary  Islands, with  stops  in  the tropical rainforests  of Brazil, as well as in Costa Rica and Mexico in Central America.

Since 2006 Carol has lived  in  Cottonwood, AZ, facilitating many  sketching  classes  for  the OLLI Program  (Osher Lifelong  Learning  Institute) on  the  Yavapai  College,  Clarkdale  Campus. The learning groups she led included; “Create your own Sketching Journal,” “Figure Drawing made Easy,” “Sketching the Fall Foliage,” “Sketching  Hands  &  Feet,” “Spontaneous  Doodling: Sketching with Pen & Ink” and  “Figure That!: A Life Drawing class.”

As a member of ELVAA (El Valley Art Association) she has presented two (2) half-day “Pen & Ink Cross-Hatched Rendering Technique Workshops” for its members at Jerona Java Café & Gifts in Cottonwood, AZ.

Along  with  studying  portraiture,  pastels  and  watercolor  with such  notable  artists  as Eva  Marie Commanich in San  Marino, CA,  Timothy  Clark  of San  Juan  Capistrano,  CA  and Susan Pitcairn  of Sedona, AZ

In 2007,  upon her retirement  (“re-firement”), Carol‟s  life took  a  new  turn.  She became a gifted Certified &  Registered Integrative Yoga Therapist, instructing  many  Gentle Hatha Yoga  classes and Chair Yoga classes throughout the Sedona & Verde Valley area.   These classes give her added inspiration and the lovely, graceful  yoga  poses infuse her figure  drawings  in charcoal,  colored pastels and sepia-toned & white Conte chalk renderings.
“As  this  old  Welcoming Song  of  Love  &  Gratitude  says  it  all  with  trust,  love  and  sunshine  in  your heart: May the long time sun shine upon you, All love surround you, And the pure light within you, Guide your way on.‟