Born and educated on the east coast, Carol Worthington-Levy has been a practicing and growing artist for a lifetime. She holds a Bachelor of Science in fine art with specialties in painting and fabric arts, and studied painting and art history at the Tyler School of Art graduate school in Rome, Italy.
She continues study and growth in the fine arts via critique and painting classes, as well as taking workshops nationwide in painting and collage.
Carol’s work has been featured in articles in The Palette Magazine, a fine artist’s magazine with no advertising, and sponsored by CheapJoes.com. Articles are found in issue 68, Jan/Feb 2019 Palette_Issue 68 for site, and the Sept/Oct 2020 issue.
Carol’s mentors include Christopher Schink, Skip Lawrence, Ned Wert and Mike Bailey. She has also taken art workshops with Donna Zagotta, and took collage workshops with Gerald Brommer and Carrie Burns Brown.
Along with painting, Carol enjoys doing fine art photography with her husband Lloyd. The couple have created seven substantial photography and narrative travel books that can be found on Blurb.com
Carol’s efforts to spread her love of art and the joy of owning artwork has led her to donate works to people and places where it would benefit them to have original art.
• In late 2019 Carol completed a set of paintings of endangered historic landmarks in one of the oldest communities in America. The project, called A Village Remembered: Recalling the historic sites of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, and the book that followed, was created in a partnership with acclaimed poet, Arthur Turfa. Both, for two decades, shared the experience of growing up in that village, founded by Quakers in the late 1690s. The book, available on Amazon as both Kindle and Print On Demand, was created as a way to educate that community today about the rich and precious history of its past. This history also included its being an important stop for the Underground Railroad, and some of the structures there with tunnels and basements were endangered by development.
Along with the paintings, Carol’s participation in the project included her in-depth historical research and documentation presented in the book, as well as designing the book and arranging for its publication.
All proceeds to the authors were and continue to be donated to Preservation Pennsylvania for use to preserve Pennsylvania history and provide funds to help in the legal battle to preserve these structures.
• In 2017-18 Carol donated bright, colorful matted and framed images to a retirement home/assisted living wing for memory-impaired residents.The large shapes and bright colors make the art easier to see by those suffering from Macular Degeneration and cataracts.
• This summer, 2020, Carol has been framing her original art work and printing giclees, and donating them to a group in the Paradise, CA area, who are building tiny homes to provide housing for folks who lost their homes in the Camp Fire.
• Carol also donates work to silent auctions for Schola Cantorum, Catalog and eCommerce Club of Northern California, Willow Glen Foundation for WG Middle and High Schools, and Lions Club International fundraisers.
Worthington-Levy’s award-winning painting and collage work has been juried into shows such as the Woodmere Art Museum in Phila., the Brand Museum in Glendale CA, and many shows. Her work is found in private collections coast-to-coast and in Europe. She is an active juried artist at Gallery 24 in Los Gatos, CA, and was also juried into San Francisco Women Artists, where she still occasionally shows.
In addition to her fine art, Carol has on occasion branched out into jewelry creation, which she sees as an extension of her collage work. She creates her own ornamental findings using metal clays, and uses found objects such as discarded jewelry, local stones, MahJongg pieces and coins to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Retired from a career as an international-award-winner in copywriting, creative direction, photo direction and design, Carol’s enjoyed a career that provided her a strong base as she created fine art in her (rare) free time. Between 1986 and her retirement in 1018, she and her small studio won 9 coveted international marketing and creative awards, including the DMA Echo Award and the John Caples Award. In 2017 she was awarded the John W. Gardener Leadership Award for her work in the nonprofit arena. She also has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumna at both her high school and university. To learn more about the Gardener award visit https://www.independentsector.org/gardner_leadership_award