If born and bred in Bedford, Virginia, one cannot help but be inspired by this picturesque backdrop. Rolling mountains and hay fields create a verdant, lush landscape where intense, glowing orange sunsets that float over the horizon for miles are part of everyday life. By sheer immersion, this becomes the context of one’s ideal of beauty as it has for artist Carson Overstreet. When you see Carson’s work, you feel her love and respect for place. Her paintings place you in a moment in time when you experience the sudden storm, a sunlit field at sunrise, a porch filled with friends, the salty marsh air, a cool mountain breeze, or the smell of a rose bush. Her fine art pieces were introduced to buyers with an overwhelmingly positive response in the spring of 2014. Her work takes classic subjects and refreshes them for the modern home. Whether her uninhibited brush strokes infuse her paintings with pops of intense color or she turns to subtle hues, they result in a stunning composition. Carson’s art has been featured in local galleries, design stores and private shows. Her work focuses on impressionistic florals and landscapes, abstract landscapes and nudes on paper and canvas.
“The landscape of the South has become the centerpiece of my art. I expresses myself through experience and a sense of place. Whether it be my beloved Blue Ridge Mountains, weeping willows and dogwoods blooming in springtime, the serpentine twists and turns of the James River, the marshes of the Carolinas or the tranquility of Virginia’s Eastern shore, I am there.