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 ThePalette, Issue 68, 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
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
Enjoy Carol’s posts:
• The Art of the Commission- https://worthingtonfineart.com/2022/01/22/the-art-of-the-commission/
• Inspiration from the artist Helen Frankenthaler- https://worthingtonfineart.com/2016/06/17/inspiration-from-words-of-artist-helen-frankenthaler/