Southern California native, Carolyn Lord was introduced to the California Regionalist Watercolor Tradition while attending Principia College.
Lord’s early career capitalized on watercolor’s portability with road trips in the Western United States as well as international trips to Denmark, England, France, Italy, Brasil, US and British Virgin Islands, Mexico, and French Polynesia. Lord’s mid-career work has been focused on the vernacular architecture, landscapes and gardens near her home in California. American Artist, Watercolor Artist, and Plein Air magazines; Savvy Painter, and Learn to Paint podcasts have profiled Lord’s career. She is a Signature member of California Art Club, National Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, and American Women Artists. Lord has exhibited in numerous solo and group gallery shows; plein air events; juried and invitational shows in civic art galleries and museums, and in the United Sates embassies of Lesotho, Zambia, and Kolonia.