Carol Lee Beckx is an artist and teacher in the Hills District near Samford. She loves to explore colour and light. Her paintings are in oil on canvas or panel, or on paper using watercolour, ink or a mixed media. She is interested in subjects where there is a strong sense of light and shade, and because strong abstract shapes exist in the image.
After living in South Africa all her life, Carol immigrated to Australia in December 2010.
Carol has had a varied career path, training in Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology with a focus on painting. She taught both Junior and High School students and ran adult Art classes. Juta SA published her illustrations for The Beehive School Reading Scheme.
For some time she worked extensively in mosaic creating designs for swimming pools and making badges for schools. Then later, a garden landscaping business gave her the opportunity to design with plants and rock, making gardens and building water features. While doing a twelve-year stint in the retail trade, as owner and manager, Carol continued to paint, exhibiting frequently at various Durban galleries.
Now settled in Australia, Carol exhibits regularly in group shows: The Lethbridge 10,000; Rotary Spectacular, and Moreton Bay Regional Art Prize. Together with members of cARTwheel Collaborative she has had successul exhibitions at Percolator Gallery in Paddington.
Carol is a published author, and teaches weekly art classes in person and via Zoom in her studio in North Brisbane.
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