Carol Novotne---Instructor A native Montanan, Carol Novotne grew up in Helena, immersed in music, art and hard work. She graduated from University of Montana with a BFA in art in 1970, and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Anthropology. Carol paints beauty for beauty’s sake, and her work reflects a world of color, texture, movement of grass, wind, prisms of light and shadow. Her favorite subjects are the rugged mountains and peaceful meadows, but she also loves orchids and colorful flowers and frosty winter scenes.
She has described her work as an attempt to capture a moment in time with emotion and beauty. Carol’s watercolors are impressionistic in style and have a technical control blended with a traditional realistic approach.
Carol has been active in promoting art in the community, serving as director of the Helena Art Center for almost 25 years, on the Helena Arts Council, and the Montana Watercolor Society.
She also teaches classes and workshops in oil and watercolor. At the 2016 Women Artists of the West’s National Show, Carol was presented with an Award of Excellence.