About Caroline Huff
Huff is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a master of arts degree from American University and was a recipient of a Virginia Museum Fellowship.
With more than 40 solo shows to her credit, her work has appeared in galleries in New York City, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, Scottsdale, Santa Fe, Houston and the Washington/ Baltimore area.
Huff’s work is in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She taught art at American University and, for many years, taught at Prince George's Community College in Maryland where she also served as chairperson of the art department. She has served as a juror for exhibitions at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, and various college exhibitions.
Museums in which her work has been shown include the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian and the Virginia Museum.
My paintings and prints continue to reflect my interest in the Greek Islands to which I have traveled regularly for more than 20 years. Also described in my work are scenes of Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, the southwest U.S. and, of course, my home, the Chesapeake Bay country.
Exploring the different lights of near and distant lands has provided me with the ideas to transform those views into paintings and prints. My work ranges from the treeless beauty of ancient Greek islands to the dynamic formations of the rugged New Mexico terrain; from the shimmering light of Italy to the changing moods of the Chesapeake.
My work is in the tradition of American realism but it also exhibits the abstract shapes and structure which form the essence of my compositions.
Light is the common denominator for my work. Light is the stimulus for color and provides the structure for design. It creates shapes,defines images,and establishes mood.
In my work, I have attempted to capture moments in the changing light of timeless settings--- old boats at rest on the Chesapeake Bay or on the sunny beach of a Greek island;the strange shapes of gondolas bobbing in the shimmering reflections of Venice; ancient doors in silent places which imply old mysteries; solitary figures contemplating the sea as they have for centuries.
Someone said ‘The eye loves something new’. In my work, I have sought to sustain the fresh visual surprises found in ancient places.