Carl Hinsman lives in Barre, Vermont. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in chemistry and earned an MS in Oceanography from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. While attending college, Carl began drawing watercraft.
At a young age, Carl began drawing as a pastime. He spent many weeks on the Maine coast while growing up, and was influenced by its powerful scenery. He also spent many hours in boats while at the family camp at Lake Bomoseen, VT. Many of the subjects he paints are found in the same locations he visited as a youth.
Carl recently retired from teaching Science at the high school level. However, he has produced illustrations professionally since 1993. Accuracy of drawing and value are the two strongest qualities of his paintings. Many of his acrylic illustrations were done for the granite monument industry or for precision tool manufacturers. Using exclusively gray scale and no color at all, these drawings and values had to be very precise.
Carl continues to work predominantly with acrylics and paints mostly New England scenes.