Initially painting for pleasure and relaxation in the 1960s, Carol Dyer is an accomplished Maryland painter of early American traditions. Authenticity and meticulous attention to detail are trademarks of Carol’s paintings which celebrate different aspects of American life at the turn of the century. Her first paintings and prints focused on scenes and landmarks from the Delaware coast and attempted to capture the nostalgia of family holidays by vacationers from Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, who had journeyed by rail and coach to enjoy the tranquility of the seashore. She often remarks “one should read my paintings like a book.” Most recently, Carol has done a series of works for Mystic Seaport of famous port cities around the country. Impressions of her travels are colorfully displayed in her limited-edition print series featuring places like Baltimore, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Savannah, Charleston, and more.
Carol’s work can be found in the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and numerous galleries and private collections throughout the US. When not painting, Carol spends her time wandering through antique print and book shops, “gathering scenes and people from our glorious past. In my travels, I have filled numerous notebooks with sketches…that at some point find their way into one of my paintings…(and I have) many more years of painting and creating stories of our past through folk art.”