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Carol Peek

Summer Afternoon; Hens 6x8Cypress and Sheep; Morning  18x24Resting Holsteins 8x10
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Carol Peek was born in Marin County and believes that the beauty of the local landscape influenced her decision to become an artist. Her love of horses led her to draw them as well as ride the hills during her childhood, spending summers on horseback exploring the scenes she now paints.

Peek began her art education at UC Santa Barbara, moved on to UC Berkeley and from there went to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and graduated with honors in 1987. Led by a desire to hone her skills and challenge herself, Carol recently enrolled in the MFA program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California where she is also on the faculty in the undergraduate school. Between degrees, Carol studied at Grand Central Academy in New York City, the Fechin Institute in Taos, NM, and The Vermont Studio Center.

Upon graduation from Art Center, Carol went to work for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, MO for a short period of time. Anxious to get back to California and paint full-time on her own work, she returned in 1989 documenting in oil paints, the quickly disappearing agricultural landscape in Marin and Sonoma counties, focusing on the family farms that once covered the area. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums from San Francisco to New York City for the past 25 years. Carol's calendars in the 1990’s of horses and of cows gave her international exposure early in her career. 

Peek’s work has won numerous awards and publications of her work includes: Art of the West, American Artist, Southwest Art, Western Horseman, Equine Images, The Artist’s Magazine and US Art. Several books on art, horses, and poetry also feature her paintings. 

Carol's work is represented by The North Point Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Morris & Whiteside Gallery, Hilton Head, SC.

To view more of Carol Peek’s art, visit www.carolpeek.com

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