Carol Bolt's imagery is attractive
and appealing, After all, who could hate flowers. However, Ms.
Bolt's compositions have more to recommend then than the superficial
attractiveness of subject.
Ms. Bolt is a rarity. She is serious botanical
artist. Few practitioners of this fine and exciting craft remain.
Indeed, she is so prominent in her field that she instructs
at the New York Horticulture Society.
Prints of botanical art are becoming increasingly
rare and are highly prized collectors items. The nature of the
work requires remarkable qualities, a fine eye combined with
a sure hand and a precise sense of color and grasp of form.
The work is extremely time consuming and exacting. Serious flower
paintings requires an enormous amount of looking and fastidious
rendering. The thin transparent planes of color which make for
the final image are painted with utter precision. We see this
care and loving craftsmanship in Ms. Bolt's work.