My body of work mostly consists of dogs doing human things. Other furry friends may make it into a painting as well. Through my paintings, I want to give the animal a character and humorous side to play in a human experience. This combination between animal and human sensibilities creates a whimsical, theatrical, and humorous world that viewers can emotionally relate to.
I am continually learning and experimenting with different styles of contemporary realism that balance my artistic sensibilities, method and sense of humor. My main goal in painting is to bring a smile and chuckle to every viewer, just as animals always do.
Carol Luz is a published artist known for her whimsical oil paintings of mostly dogs doing human activities. She received her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Since then she has been published in Dan’s Papers, won the Westhampton Beach Chamber of Commerce Poster Contest twice and her work has been exhibited in the Westhampton Beach Library, Westhampton Beach Art Show, Art League of Long Island, and The Katonah Library.
She works full time in the magazine industry and paints in her spare time. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Putnam County, NY with her husband and two dogs Judy and Elroy (named after the Jetsons).
Westhampton Beach Library, Westhampton Beach, NY
Katonah Library, Katonah, NY
Katonah Art Center, Mt Kisco, NY
Arts on The Lake, Lake Carmel, NY
Mustique, Westhampton Beach, NY
Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce 2017 Poster contest winner "Surfer Dogs"
Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce 2018 Poster contest winner "A Day in The Life WHB"
Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY
Dan's Papers Covers, Hamptons, NY