“I want to vivify, to paint worlds one would want to enter. Living in various cultures has increased my love of the exotic and mysterious.”
Carol Anna Meese has traveled, lived, studied and worked in Mexico, Italy, The West Indies, Nepal and Bangladesh. Her paintings and photographs have progressed through exhibitions and competitions throughout the United States and abroad. She has exhibited at The Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy, and had duo exhibitions at L’Alliance Francaise de Dhaka, Bangladesh and at The Third Eye, Katmandu, Nepal. Numerous accolades include the seasonal program cover for The Richmond Symphony. Meese was awarded “Best in Show” at The Montpelier Center for the Arts, Virginia, and featured in a book on Madonna. She has won numerous awards for her mixed media paintings of photography and oil paint on canvas. Her current body of work is progressing toward the abstract. Currently she is represented by Galleries in Virginia, Washington DC, and North Carolina.
Meese’s art is included in the collections of L’Alliance Francaise de Dhaka, The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dartmouth College, a Norwegian film producer, and Michael Ondaatje, Author of The English Patient.
Carol lives in the Richmond, Virginia area, and The Outer Banks, North Carolina. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology and has postgraduate training in fine art, creative writing, and art therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University, The George Washington University, and The Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy. She recently restored The Nathaniel Friend House (circa 1816), Petersburg, Virginia, which houses a restaurant. She continues to travel extensively and plans to paint and exhibit her way around the world.