“Creating Beauty – Inspiring Joy!”
Multi Award Winning
Arts Educator Illustrator
Oil Pastel Smudge
Student of Life
Born 1952 in Los Angeles, California, Carol Foldvary-Anderson’s vehicle to create change, spiritual growth and transformation, within herself, and those lives she is able to touch is apparent in her works. Her art represents a continuous theme of multidimensional learning, with a harmonious balance towards life.
The “Oil Pastel Smudge” technique she invented encompasses math, where her students out perform her technique more then she felt possible, has been honorably received by the Nevada State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Carol’s flowing hand crafted Calligraphy lettering is permanently displayed in the hallways of the Assembly and Senate of the Nevada State Legislature.
Foldvary-Anderson has her own style as a self taught artist. She attributes her influence in her college background in Advertising Art and Graphic Design, her ten year association with the Nevada Inventors Association instilled a mindset of creating a product and business with her artistic ideas. As a nine year Designer Member of the global Association for Creative Industries, she has turned full circle, Art & Business combined!
In 2012 she released her first coloring book of Hearts and Roses, published by New York’s Dover Publishing. Several followed. She currently is working with online publisher FaveCrafts.com illustrating Free downloadable Adult Coloring eBooks.
Since 2004 she has been based in Sutcliffe, NV surrounded by the Piaute Indian Reservation and the glorious majestic Pyramid Lake. Carol has been influential in networking artists, hosting workshops and classes in her favorite mediums and also a lecture course on Making Art Your Business. She has exhibited locally and presented her Oil Pastel Smudge technique to a global audience during “The Ultimate Pitch” competition in 2018 sponsored by Michaels Crafts and the Association for Creative Industries, in Phoenix, AZ.
Carol feels her artistic experiences are inter-connected, she is flowing with the tide of her driven creative nature, never to stand still, always looking forward and outward. She is growing, expanding and always in the becoming: questioning …what can I create with this material, how can I develop this idea or where will this lead me to next, and what opportunities may lie ahead…
Her “Gigantic Paper Sculptures” received a Professional Artist Grant from Sierra Arts Foundation, a period where she worked with Color, Light and Flow in creating over fifty large sculptures out of bulletin board paper in the schools and cultural centers in the Reno and Lake Tahoe areas, unable to be moved, all have been destroyed.