Carl Schwartz, 1935-2014
Nationally recognized painter and print-maker
"I am a painter of light. I'm intriged and fascinated with form. To me there are two worlds... the one we live in and the one that I create. Painting is the discipline by which I constantly rediscover both of these worlds. After many years designing and building gardens, I am expressing my joy in them as an artist. In my paintings I capture the glorious textures, hues and lushness of my garden at its peak of perfection. I sit amidst sumptuous surroundings and sketch. Each sketch captures a moment. Then I assemble these notes in a way that a camera never could. I can show, on the same surface, the illusion of form, color and space from different points of view. Thus the painting is a more complete idea of what the garden really is."