Carolyn Hesse-Low graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara and continued her training at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In the style of the early California Impressionists, her plein air landscapes, figures and marine subjects capture the changing mood and rugged beauty of what she sees.
Carolyn’s paintings have been exhibited in over 14 Museums and in countless galleries nationally including; the National Arts Club, the Salmagundi Club in New York and most recently, the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. She has been selected to paint in Plein Air invitationals and juried events around the country.
Her work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, has appeared in several books, including: California Light, A Century of Landscapes, as well as Land of Sunlight: Paintings of San Diego County. In addition, her work has received numerous awards including: Best of Show at San Luis Obispo Art Museum, Publisher’s Choice Award from Plein Air Magazine and the Award of Excellence at Plein Air Southwest Salon, 2012.
Carolyn Hesse-Low is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA); the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society; the National Watercolor Society; the American Impressionist Society; Laguna Plein Air Painters Association; the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and she is an Artist Member of the California Art Club. and her work is represented in national and international collections.