Located at the end of the Sterling Highway, Homer, Alaska, is a picturesque fishing village (“the Halibut Capital of the World”) nestled by the fjord like Kachemak Bay. Not necessarily the first place you would think to find art, Homer has a number of galleries and shops that host artists from the local community and further afield. Carolyn Seymour’s work is on display at Ptarmigan Arts, a local artists cooperative. Carolyn has visited Homer and other parts of Alaska on a number of occasions, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty to create some iconic pieces that capture the essence of the “Final Frontier.” Browse the image gallery on this web page as well as the biography articles to see some of these works.
Wondering where Carolyn Seymour’s work is featured now? Check out the Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts located in Girdwood, Alaska at the base of Alyeska Resort. A portion of Carolyn’s work features Alaskan themes from time she has spent in the 49th state. From scenic vistas to fishing villages to small plane flights, Carolyn has captured the spirit of the Last Frontier in her unique style. Check out the gallery’s website or plan a ski vacation in Alaska to see the their amazing collection of Alaskan art. You can drop us an email on our contact us page.
At the recent retrospective show held at the Center for the Arts Evergreen featuring Carolyn’s 80 years of making art, she delivered an address to a standing room only crowd. Her speech captured her vision of a life in art, and her ideas about what it means to be an artist. We posted the speech here on her website as an inspiration to everyone interested in learning to make and appreciate art. At 94 years old with severely compromised sight, she continues to create amazing works. In addition, she shares her knowledge and skills with the retirement community where she lives by teaching classes to interested residents. Hers is an amazing legacy when you consider all the people she has taught through the years and all the various work she has produced. To view a selection of her work, visit the galleries page.