CAROL IGLESIAS was born in Montreal, Canada, studied art in the Pacific Northwest and lives on Hilton Head Island. She is an award winning artist, plein air painter, instructor and juror who has exhibited her paintings extensively at galleries, museums and shows. Recently, she won first place in Pastel at the Society of Bluffton Artists 29th Annual Judged Show and was accepted into the Biennale 28th National Juried Exhibition. Relocating to the island has been the inspiration for her recent work..
Carol enjoys teaching oils, pastels and plein air painting. She employs a colorful impressionistic style and has taught specialized workshops over the last 23 years including at the Workhouse Arts Center outside of Washington D.C.
She is currently a member of The American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, The Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and Southeastern Pastel Society.
Carol’s paintings are in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and in five countries. Her work has been published in newspapers, magazines and books, including “The Freelance Star,” “Le Petit Bleu des Cotes d’ Amour,” “Quest France,” “Elan Magazine,” “American Art Collector Magazine,” “The Piedmont Virginian Magazine,” “The Best of America Pastel Artists, Volume II,” “2017 American Art Collector Book,” “The Hilton Head Island Sun,” and “The Bluffton Sun.”
In 2012 she was awarded a prestigious Artist Residency for one month at “Les Amis de la Grande Vigne” in Dinan, France. One of Carol’s paintings was selected for the Museum’s permanent collection and was on exhibition in France during 2013 and again in 2019.