Old Hickory Furniture of Connecticut
628 RT 148
Killingworth Connecticut 06419-1145
Call 860 663 2214
You may call 7 days a week, 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Carole Pleines is a native of
and graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Carole had worked extensively with abused and neglected children. Upon retiring, she and her husband opened a bed and breakfast in their home which they operated for a period of about 10 years. During that time, Carole became interested in learning how to paint and attended some classes at the Connecticut . There she met Lynn Aylesworth, still life painter and began painting with her. Guilford Hand Craft Center was a wonderful teacher and encouraged her new artists to paint what was satisfying to them. Carole found still life painting as her niche. Carole never tired of learning and has attended classes with John Banovich, wild life artist, Marilyn Beth Hughes, watercolorist Tom Nicholas Jr. landscape artist and learned from the many students involved in these classes. Carole is grateful for her husband‘s support and the numerous other people in her life who have encouraged her and freely shared their experiences and talents. Lynn
The bed and breakfast opened many opportunities. Carvers from around the country came and stayed with Carole and her husband Richard. Carole met Keith Mueller World Class Wild Life Artist and Carver. Keith introduced Carole to the world of carving decorative birds and decoys. Carole learned to paint using Keith’s ingenious color chart that expanded her world of mixing colors. As a mentor and friend, Keith was incredible. Carving became a whole new dimension for Carole. The world of birds, ducks and feather carving was a challenge. Learning to manipulate carving tools was a lot different than manipulating a paint brush around a canvas. This continues to be a challenge for Carole but each bird finished is a sense of accomplishment.
The beauty in this world is only limited by ones view. Taking pride in your creation and a sharing of knowledge, skills and talent shines through your art, it’s about you and what you want to say.