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.


Artist Statement



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


Reviews /Publications

The Tribune, 2014

Central Coast Magazine, 2009

The Tribune, 2008

New Times, 2007



Paso Robles Art Association show @ Studios on the Park, 2010




Dolby Chadwick

Edna Contemporary


Soho Myriad 

Saatchi and Saatchi





© 2013 Carol Paquet

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