Carolyn Anderson Biography


Born and raised in the Chicago area, Anderson attended school at Illinois State University. She has been a resident of Montana for over twenty years, and maintains a studio west of Havre, Montana.

Anderson is a Master Artist with the American Impressionist Society, a member of the Northwest Rendezvous and participates in many of the nation?s largest shows. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Southwest Art, Art of the West, The Big Sky Journal, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist, and American Artist Workshop. Awards include Best of Show at the 2010,  2011 and 2012 American Impressionist Society exhibit, C.M. Russell Jurors? Best of Show for both 1999 and 2000, C.M. Russell Artists? Choice and several NWR Awards of Excellence.

Anderson has acquired an excellent reputation as a painting instructor, teaching several workshops a year. She has taught for the Fechin School, Scottsdale Artists? School, the Frye Museum, and Walt Disney Imagineering. While doing work for Walt Disney Imagineering in California, she was contracted to research and write about visual language. She has continued her research in that area of art and science, and continues to use the information in lectures and workshop instruction.