Carol Waite developed an interest in art during private lessons as a young woman.
She majored in Fine Arts at the George Washington University and studied painting and drawing at the Corcoran Gallery. At the Corcoran she worked mostly in oils and pastels, as well as ink and pencil, and enjoyed painting figures and portraits.
Ms. Waite has always loved the beauty and peacefulness of nature, especially flowers and birds. Growing up in Japan, she appreciated their respect of nature and the beauty of artful arrangement.
After working in oils for many years, she discovered the joy of working with Sumi ink on rice paper, developing strong brush strokes to depict the forces of nature.
She studied Sumi-e, Oriental Brush Painting, at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, VA., winning plaudits at an Art League show there.
In addition to calling Brush Strokes home, her Sumi-e paintings have also been shown in a one-person show at the Ramp Gallery in McLean, Virginia and can be found on display at several restaurants in Arlington and Fredericksburg.
Carol's work has been accepted by the National Sumi-e Society at many juried shows in NY, FL, VA, MN, and Washington, DC. She has also shown in Richmond, VA, and Solomons, MD, at Annemaries Garden, associated with the Smithsonian Institution.
Many of her paintings can be found in private collections.