Carolina's work has been called "joyous," "vigorous," and "provocative." A humorous youthful boldness engulfs the viewer like a mid-day Caribbean Sun.
It hasn't always been like this. Carolina was born in Washington DC - a fact she emphatically announces with pride when speaking about her heritage and its influences. After five years in exile, and an acceptance of the unrealized dream of returning to their homeland of Cuba, Carolina's family immigrated and settled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Born the middle daughter of three girls, Carolina displayed great interest and creativity in visual culture. Her freedom of expression became more and more important as she began to question her ethnicity. Her beginnings and rich history have fueled questions, angst, and tireless exuberance for conveying her eclectic, distinctly modern artistic freedom.
It was this tireless, yet critical exploration in search of answers to the ambiguity of ownership within each culture, that lured her into painting. Producing 3-D constructions of people, places, and events she had seen and experienced.
After receiving the proper credentials from the Massachusetts College of Art, Carolina went to work. She did several stints in graphic design working for such notables as H. P. Hood, Inc., Conde Nast's Vogue, and Lotus Development Corporation. However, she knew that it was not what she wanted. Although she had acquired various awards and honors, Carolina knew - deep in her gut - what she had to do. "The unexpressed creativity inside of me was burgeoning on a deeply personal level, and I had to follow my heart," says Carolina. Her renunciation of the corporate world allowed her to burst into newfound freedom of expression and experimentation in color, form, and pure emotion. Drawing upon her design-savvy and vibrancy of color, her highly charged creations of custom paintings, constructions, and murals are charming businesses and private collectors from coast to coast.
Carolina finds her most passionate and influential voice in a quirky, distinctive balance of color, Cubism, and Expressionism, enabling her to express without a convention. Her judicious use of distortion, hue, and bold lines reflect her experiences and remarkably connect to her viewers. Through her luminous, often humorous, and playful paintings and constructions, Carolina can define herself, hold onto her heritage, and restore people. Her work and her ingenuity is the manifestation of two cultures colliding to create a language recognized universally.