Caroline M. Sun

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Safer Skies?, Caroline M. Sun, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 28
Exuberance, Caroline M. Sun, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24
Adoration, Caroline M. Sun, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30
Caroline M.
Artist's Statement

I paint moments in the lives of animals as I see them in my waking dreams. Each painting tells the story of an instant in an animal's life; there is joy, doubt, yearning, and other nuances. My images are formed from mental impressions that I paint directly onto the canvas, without reference to sketches or photographs. I use vivid acrylic colors to capture the immediacy and power of animals, as well as my own excitement, awe, and wonder. My love of animals began in childhood where I read and watched everything I could about them. As animals in the wild have become an increasingly isolated minority, refugees in their own lands and marginalized by human development, I feel a greater urgency to tell their secret stories--to transform them from alien/outsiders to fellow inhabitants who deserve freedom, space, and peace on our precious planet.


Ms. Sun is a painter living in Queens, New York. Working in acrylic on canvas, her paintings are intuitive and expressionistic with an emphasis on vibrant color, voluptuous line, and graphic impact. Inspired by animal tales and nature documentaries from an early age, her work demonstrates a deep concern for the natural world. Ms Sun has taken courses at The School of Visual Arts, Great Neck Arts Center, and Women’s Studio Center and is a member of the Asian American Arts Alliance, The Art Guild, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, LIC Artists Inc., and Women in the Arts. She has shown work at the Alliance of Queens Artists, Art-O-Mat, Bayside Historical Society, Citi Court Square Atrium, Elderfields Preserve, Flushing Town Hall, Great Neck Arts Center, Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building, Juvenal Reis Experimental Space, Life Space, Queens Museum of Art, and Women's Studio Center.

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