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Carol Allen Anfinsen

Fort Myers, FL - United States

Carol Allen Anfinsen - Fine Artist

Carol Allen Anfinsen

Member Since: 09/14/2009

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Welcome to 'AnfinsenArt.' I am an artist with a free-lance writing background. Please visit my blog on this page and at: http://anfinsenart.blogspot.com. I am also on facebook and Twitter as AnfinsenArt.

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All work in this gallery is the original work of Carol Allen Anfinsen. It is for sale, copyrighted to Carol Allen Anfinsen and, as such, is protected by US and International Copyright laws.

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I started my writing and fine art career through stories and articles published in children's magazines. This led to the completion of several eucational video scripts; consulting with such entities as Marshfilm Companies, The Learning Exchange, local school districts, Courage Center, St. Paul Companies, Vancouver Aquarium and Northwest Airlines to name a few. I told the photographers what to shoot which required visual thinking. To make my job easier, I began my art education. I credit excellent teachers and my own experimentation for my style and success. Thus far, most of my sales have come through commissioned artwork.

Many people influenced my life, but especially my grandfather. He was not only a school teacher, he was my school teacher. Through his eyes, and through his remarkable gift for teaching the subjects he loved, I developed a keen appreciation for nature.

It was not unusual for grandpa to gather his students around him to show us firsthand what it felt like to touch the hairy legs of his pet tarantula, or to observe a leggy garden spider inch its way over his hand and up his arm as the sunlight sparkled on its shiny patterned back. His lack of fear made us eager and unafraid to explore the world around us.

All grandpa’s stories were “hands-on” and part of a grander scheme, as he explained how important each harmless creature was in the cycle of life and to the success of his own garden. A garden which his granddaughters loved well and explored often.

After watching a bright green snake twist in his hands, grandpa turned us loose in the garden to pick fresh peas. Afterward, he showed us how to run our thumbs up the shell's ropey spine to unzip the juicy morsels inside. We savored the flavor and the crunch that couldn’t compare with the cooked, mushy peas we left uneaten on our dinner plates.

Grandpa fed us an endless supply of memories and enough visual pictures to keep me painting and drawing for a lifetime. Formal art classes and my own experimentation provided the backdrop, along with a free-lance writing career that merged in this web site.

During my writing career, I created children's stories, scripts, educational and training materials for schools, physician organizations and corporations. I also designed, wrote and published newsletters, brochures, stationery and varied marketing materials using elements of graphic design.

Some artists create for the shock value; others use art as an excuse to offend, liberate or denigrate. Since art is subjective, the viewer makes the final call. My own personal belief is that art should uplift, inspire, educate and challenge the viewer’s mind, heart and soul. Please explore and enjoy my “brush” with God.

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Lady in Waiting

Lady in Waiting

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Twigs and Twitters

Twigs and Twitters

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - The Neptunes -- Golden...

The Neptunes -- Golden...

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - The Neptunes -- Octoband

The Neptunes -- Octoband

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - The Neptunes --...

The Neptunes --...

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Looking Outward

Looking Outward

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Reggae Night

Reggae Night

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Release Panel 1

Release Panel 1

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Release Panel 2

Release Panel 2

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Release

Release

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Kindred Spirits II

Kindred Spirits II

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - First Daffodil

First Daffodil

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - The Dance

The Dance

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Cattle Grazing with...

Cattle Grazing with...

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Cafe Costa Rica

Cafe Costa Rica

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Bella Bellissimo

Bella Bellissimo

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Brown Thrasher in...

Brown Thrasher in...

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - A Perfect Ending

A Perfect Ending

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Seashells by the Seashore

Seashells by the Seashore

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - The Pose

The Pose

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Home at Last

Home at Last

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Prayer Circles

Prayer Circles

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Victims of War

Victims of War

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Carol Allen Anfinsen - Moonshines

Moonshines

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