Carol Patricia Paquet was born in Northern Rhodesia, (now Zambia) of a British father and a South African mother but moved to South Africa at the age of nine.
After attending the College of Art in Johannesburg, she worked in the advertising industry as an Art Director for the following 20 years. During this time she worked in Cape Town and Johannesburg (South Africa) London (UK) and in Southern California.
She continued her education in the Fine Arts through privately sponsored programs and while living in Johannesburg, studied etching with William Kentridge - now an internationally acclaimed artist.
Paquet has spent many years living abroad and has traveled widely. Cape Town, Munich, London and Toronto have been her homes as has Oakland, California. She now resides on the Central Coast, California, but Africa remains a continual source of inspiration to her.
My work re-contextualizes mundane or everyday landscapes into abstractions in a restricted palette. I am particularly interested in discarded materials found in the natural landscape and the textural incongruence between fabricated material and organic matter. Instead of an expansive view I focus on detail delivered in a panoramic format.
2019 10 West Gallery - group show. Santa Barbara. CA
2019 SOKA UNIVERSITY - Founders Art Gallery. 2 person show. CA
2018Texas Art Fair
2018 Michael Kate Gallery and Interiors, Santa Barbara. CA
2018 Edna Contemporary, San Luis Obispo,
2017 40th anniversary Designer Showcase, San Francisco. CA
2017 10 West Gallery. Santa Barbara. CA
2017 Phantom Pop-Up Gallery. San Luis Obispo. CA
2016 Galerie im Hafen Rummelsburg, Berlin. Germany
2015 San Luis Obispo Museum of Art - Two woman Show
2015 Brushstrokes. Juried exhbition. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. San Luis Obispo. CA. !st Place
2013 San Luis Obispo Museum of Art - Brushstrokes (2nd place) CA
2012 "Empty Spaces and Littered Places" Steynberg Gallery. San Luis Obispo. CA
2010 Linne Calodo Vineyard - Solo show. Paso Robles.CA
2010 Native Lounge "4 off the Wall" . Group show. San Luis Obispo. CA
2009 Loft Gallery, Featured artist. Paso Robles.
2009 CorkStop Studios “Beyond the Print: Revealed
2009 San Luis Jet Center March. Group show. San Luis Obispo. CA
2008 Firestone Vineyard. Paso Robles. CA
2008 9th Annual S.U. National Exhibition. Kauffman Gallery - Shippensburg University. PA
2008 Pink Honda Organic Abstractions. CorkStop Studios, Central Coast. CA
2007 Open Studios, CorkStop Studios. Central Coast. CA
2007 CorkStop Studios - Inaugural Show, Central Coast. CA.
2006 San Luis Obispo Art Center. “Brushstrokes” Juried exhibition. CA
2006 Esteban Sabar Gallery. Group show. Oakland, CA
2005 Pro Arts Open Studios, Bay Area, CA
2005 "Two Woman Show - Land and Water", Montclair Gallery. Carol Aust and Carol Paquet. CA
2004 "New Visions: Introductions '04" A juried exhibition of Californian artists. Oakland, CA
2004 Pro Arts Open Studios, Bay Area, CA
1993 Group show, Abney Gallery, New York.
1993 Group show. Musee d’art Moderne de la Commanderie D’unet – Paris, France.
Commissions and work in public places
The Atlanta Grand Hyatt
Hyatt Regency - Sacramento. The Ballroom
Tabor Westin Resort in Colorado
Las Vegas - Monte Carlo. Premier Suites
Private commission. George and Lorri Zimmer. Piedmont, California
Private commission - Klaus and Sabine Strobel. Edna Ranch. California
Private commission - Carolyn Britten. Morro Bay. California
The Tribune, 2014
Central Coast Magazine, 2009
The Tribune, 2008
New Times, 2007
Paso Robles Art Association show @ Studios on the Park, 2010
Saatchi and Saatchi