Connie Winters at Carlton Gallery

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Article Published: Jul. 3, 2013 | Modified: Jul. 3, 2013
Connie Winters at Carlton Gallery

'The School House' by Connie Winters

Carlton Gallery continues its 31st Spring Group Exhibition with art in paintings, glass, wood, sculpture, clay, wearable fiber and fine jewelry.

According to gallery owner Toni Carlton, a noticeable component for the spring exhibition is “bold, bright and beautiful color.”

Andrew Braitman’s exhibition, “Approaching the Edge of Color,” is ongoing through July 21. His abstracted landscapes with a changing of the season theme are rendered in his signature palette, along with an array of textures and intangible shapes, Carlton said.

Noted new gallery artist Connie Winters also has a unique sensitivity to color. According to Carlton, her vibrant impressionistic style paintings capture colorful scenes of vineyards, gardens and interiors in rich hues.

Carlton described Winters as a keen observer, particularly with the interplay of color and light, while strong drawing skills determine the architecture of her designs. Her paintings often reflect her travels through Europe and project her ongoing fascination with the countryside of Provence, France and Tuscany, Italy.

Winters’ unusual gift for color has allowed her to excel as a painter.

“I see so much color, and I’m drawn to it,” Winters said. “I think I see more than most people. While some would look at a road and see gray asphalt, I will see shades of lavender, blue and even red. It’s just the way it appears to me."

Winters’ art can be found in private and corporate collections, including John Randolph Hearst Jr., Coca-Cola, The Duke Mansion in Charlotte and in the permanent collections of Erskine College, Presbyterian College and Wingate College.

The 31st Spring Group Exhibition continues through July 23, and workshops in painting, mixed media and expressive arts are held weekly by gallery artists.

Carlton Gallery is located 10 miles south of Boone and seven miles north of Linville on N.C. 105 in the Grandfather Mountain community. For information on artists, exhibitions or available workshops, call (828) 963-4288 or visit

Gallery Times

Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring short news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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'The School House' by Connie Winters

'Chianti High Road' by Connie Winters

'Interior of House in Provence' by Connie Winters

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