Living Creatively

A Painter That Captures the Beauty of Everyday Life

Carolyn Rotter Art
Carolyn Rotter Art


Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Carolyn demonstrated her artistic inclinations at a young age. She was dubbed the “arty child” by her parents. It was not surprising to friends and family when she received her college degrees in art. Upon graduation, she accepted a teaching position at a local school district on Long Island where she taught art for more than 30 years. In addition to teaching youngsters she left her mark by painting large murals on the walls of the schools. During her tenure she received many awards and honors both locally and statewide which attest to her remarkable career.
Today Carolyn calls Sanford, North Carolina home. There she maintains a studio where she works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic paints. Choosing to share her passion and to inspire others, Carolyn teaches classes, helping others develop their own individual talent.
Carolyn’s paintings have been accepted into many juried competitions and have garnered numerous awards. Included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, her paintings have received much acclaim. Currently she is a member of Oil Painters of American and the Sanford Brush and Palette Club.


One cannot help but notice the obvious pleasure that this artist imparts in creating her works of art. Her paintings speak to the everyday scene where she tries to capture their beauty. Strong composition, rich color, and skillful technique are combined to create every art piece. Her paintings are suffused with joyous color that comes from an awareness of how light can add vibrancy. A diversity of subject matter and an eye for stating the understated are a hallmark to her creations.
Carolyn has worked with interior designers and can re-execute any painting to be the perfect design element for any home. Commissions are welcome. Experience the beauty for yourself.


I am passionate about art. Whether I am viewing it, creating it, and even teaching it – it’s all pretty wonderful. I like to quote from Roy Adzak who once said, “Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.” My goal is to paint works that will bring delight to the viewer and a smile to their lips. I know I smile when I create it.