O'D works from their cabin she and her husband, Kenton
built in the Ozarks, with their two dachshunds to protect the
home front. Where nature and wonderful country faces are
bountiful we never have a shortage of inspiration.
She began her formal art career in fashion design. While
living in Italy she had the opportunity to begin creating fine
art in oil and pastels. O'D has devoted time teaching art in
oils at all skill levels. Her work is represented in Europe and
the U.S. in numerous public and private collections.
"I believe all faces tell a story, and I like stories with simple living and hard working people, like the old traditions
and timeless values of the Wild West. Maybe people nowadays have forgotten what life's really about. I feel the desire
or responsibility to document these people before they're all gone and their stories are lost forever. So, I paint and hope
people feel something honest and true when they see my paintings. That maybe these images will inspire people to slow
down and reflect on the past." Carolyn O'Donley Sherrill