Carolina Coto

Kill Devil Hills, NC, U.S.A

Born and raised in San José, Costa Rica, I graduated with a BFA in Visual Arts with emphasis in painting from Universidad de Costa Rica in 2007. My current work is inspired by different scenery from around the world, places that I have been lucky enough to see during my life, due to my love for traveling and different cultures. Sometimes my scenes are just the result of my imagination, or a “mental collage” of things that I have recently seen, or things that have remained in my memory from past experiences. My work is filled with contrasting colors, circles, spirals, dots and many other elements that are important symbols in my art and represent hope, positivity and dreams, among other things. Since moving to the Outer Banks in May of 2011, my art, filled mainly with urban scenery and crowded buildings began to be influenced by the beautiful surroundings of my new home; as a result you can now see, more often than not, representative elements of the landscapes from this part of the wor

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