Welcome! I paint in water media and occasionally use color pencil and collage for detail. I started off painting at Johnson State college, then joined Lawrence C. Goldsmith in the 90's in his last watercolor class with 3 other women. I have studied with a few Vermont art teachers, but mainly fly solo. I love to pursue my subject ideas outdoors, often capturing bits on camera. A woodsy smell and a burst of wind each have attitude and color; they represent a mood or a simple moment, then captured on canvas.
My Father, Bud Cary, was an abstract expressionist. Bud received a BA from Colgate University and a Masters in Education from Boston University. He became a self taught painter in Manlius, New York while teaching Junior High English. His love and study of Paul Klee, Emile Nolde, and George Roualt helped shape his style. In 1964, Budmoved with his wife and three daughters to Cape Cod. The family remained there in an 1822 saltbox by the sea.
Bud worked in casein, watercolors, ink, collage, and oil; his preferred mediums on Cape Cod were oils and oil-based crayons. In Falmouth, he was very active with the Falmouth Artist’s Guild. Bud participated in many shows both locally and off the Cape. He won many juried awards, yet remained humble in his acceptance. Bud said, “Work that is going well seems to create itself. That’s when the work becomes exciting,” and added, “Those are usually the good paintings.”
Bud Cary lives on through his expressionistic paintings as only a great artist can.