Washington, D.C. artist Carol Rubin explores plant life and other subject matter to unearth essential rhythms and interconnections, yielding active, powerful paintings reminiscent of the abstract expressionists. Rubin works in oil using vivid color, strong compositions, and aggressive brushwork. Raised in the American South, she was drawn to the undulating forms of the live oak tree, hanging moss, and verdant growth.
Rubin received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She studied art at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., and is currently on the faculty of the Washington Studio School.