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Carolyne Hawley

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"The View from Here"




"Walk like a Duck"

"Flying High"

"Just Ducky"

"Misty Blue"


"The Black"

"Baby Snooks"


"Rabbit Ears"

"My Little Cowboy"



"Just a Little Bull"

"Frankie & Johnny"

"Back to the Garden"


"The Three Little Bears"

"Tickled Pink"

"Blue Buffalo"

"Cock a Doodle Dandy"


"Lucky Charms"


"Daisy Mates"


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Carolyne Hawley




     In the late 1990s Carolyne was invited to conduct painting workshops in Taos, NM and Canyon de Chelly in Arizona.  She began teaching weekly art classes and workshops in Palm Desert, CA A study of Carolyne Hawley’s paintings reveals an insight to her passion of subjects:  figurative, gardens, courtyards and animals.  Primarily focused upon southwestern images, her talents as a renown equine artist are legion.

     Born in Chicago in the early 1940s, Carolyne’s mother was a multi-talented artist studying to be a fashion illustrator.  Carolyne recalls:  “I remember, around the age of four, I would draw from my mother’s book of nudes for hours!  In those early years, I was encouraged by my mother and my grandfather, who was a professional graphic artist in the 1930s and 1940s. “

    When she was six years old, Carolyne’s family moved south to a small farm near Peoria, Illinois.   Growing up in the “heartland”, Carolyne’s art education began.  Drawn to the beauty and secrets of nature, Carolyne became acquainted with the individual mystique and personalities of the different animals and critters in her surroundings.  Caught up in a little-girl fascination with horses, she took note of their various nuances and traits.

    In her early teens, the family moved to an 85-acre forested property, a paradise of wildlife then and now, which today surrounds an 8-acre fishing lake.  With winter approaching and plans for building a new house postponed until Spring, the family of five moved into a one-room log cabin on the property.  It was a cold Christmas that winter, and a true pioneer experience in many ways.  Carolyne says, “I look back on it all and see that it was an education with God, nature, and the animals all rolled up into one; something that could not be learned in a classroom.  We always had cows, chickens, ducks, and a special dog, but it was now that my dream of having my own horse came true.  He was my most desired subject to draw at that time.”   She began riding and became personally involved with the fluid movement of a horse, and started sketching her beloved  horses in pencil.

     As a teenager, Carolyne’s interest continued, and her classmates considered her the class artist throughout her school years.  She married a high school sweetheart, and as a young bride and mother, the family traveled west to settle in Palm Springs.  Carolyne thrilled to the knowledge that the area also attracted ‘horse people’.  While her husband was a firefighter away from home much of the time—having three young children, two horses, two dogs, and a few miscellaneous pets on their 2-1/2 acre rancho, she managed to recreate something of the rural life she had been accustomed to and continued her drawing using pencil, charcoal, and pastels.

    In the early 1970s Carolyne met several influential individuals who contributed to her education as a budding artist:  Introduced to legendary western artist Burt Procter by friend Allen A. Erwin (also known as “The Calvary Kid”) who was writing a book about the famous John H. Slaughter, a pioneer cattleman and trail driver, Burt became a major mentor and teacher.  From Burt, Carolyne learned the “Four Rules to a Good Painting”: 1) predomination, 2) variety of shapes, 3) lines of action, 4) balance.  

     Emily Touraine, another recognized artist of the west, was also a strong guiding force in the use of oils and acrylics.  Carolyne studied privately from the early 1970s through the early 1980s in Touraine’s studio, located on the Cook Ranch outside of Galistao, NM where the movie Silverado was filmed.  From Touraine, Carolyne learned her method about energy, light, color and shape synchronization, combined with music.

     During the 1970s, Carolyne was showing her animal and horse portraiture in numerous horse shows, entering the Scottsdale, AZ and National Arabian Horse Shows, and the Denver, CO All Stock Show in 1975.  In 1976, the National Arabian Horse Show held in Lewisville, KY honored her by placing her art work on the cover of the program which sold over 85,000 copies.

    In the 1980s, Carolyne dabbled in some unfamiliar mediums, and began a series of pencil illustrations for two children’s books written by Faith Hawley.  She studied water color with Ken Decker of Fallbrook, CA and experimented with stone sculpture in marble with Frank Garski, a recognized stone sculptor well-known for his abilities with the chisel.

    Over the years Carolyne continued her studies with such artists as Irene Scoggins, Donald Puttman, Neil Boyle, Martha Saudek and Ron McKee, accepting that the quest for knowledge is never-ending.

    Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Carolyne’s work could be seen in various southwest galleries:  Savage Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ and Santa Fe, NM; Christine’s of Santa Fe; Little America in Flagstaff, AZ and the Agnishiah Gallery in Sedona, AZ.   In the late 1980s Carolyne was commissioned for two large murals for the Indian Wells, CA City Hall and the Darr Eye Clinic in Palm Desert, CA.  The city of Palm Springs, CA commissioned Carolyne for portraits of Sonny Bono (a former mayor of that city) and Ronald Reagan, which are on view today in the city hall.  A feature story in Art West magazine during this period provided published introduction to art lovers and collectors.

    By this time Carolyne’s subject matter had begun to evolve and focus on a western theme, still retaining the art of figurative, gardens, and horses, but adding cowboys, Native Americans, cows, southwest wildlife and gardens with adobe architecture.  Awarded Best Of Representational by the Palm Springs Art Museum, 1999.    Her work was displayed at the inaugural annual Southwest Arts Festival in Indio, CA with paintings of horses, Indians, and buffaloes. Three awards were presented, and upon achieving a 2nd Place award for Southwest Figurative, Carolyne was approached by gallery owner Richard Danskin, one of the judges.  Danskin encouraged her to show her horse and buffalo paintings at his El Paseo gallery in Palm Desert, CA.  The Maui, HI and Palm Beach, FL galleries of Richard Danskin were also successful in selling her paintings.    

    A technique Carolyne occasionally employs in selected horse and Indian paintings includes small images of buffaloes or horses painted into a background of clouds, the shadings of a horse’s coat, or an Indian headdress.  Almost indiscernible, the delightful discovery of these additional paintings within a painting offers a new dimension to the viewer.  Another technique used by Carolyne is to build up texture with modeling paste and gels to create a dimensional illusion in her garden and landscape paintings.  Painting on board in addition to stretched canvas, oil has always been her medium of choice.

    The 1990s provided additional opportunities for art shows, resulting in various awards.  With her presence at the El Paseo gallery of Richard Danskin in Palm Desert, Carolyne was a published feature story in Palm Springs Life magazine, and was a cover and feature story in the Appaloosa Journal in 1997.  Other galleries showing her work included Visions Gallery in Morro Bay, CA, Lawrence Galleries in Portland, OR, Simic Galleries in La Jolla,  Beverly Hills, and Carmel, CA.   McGaw Graphics in New York, Leanin’ Tree based in Colorado, Bentley Publishing Group in California and Murals Your Way chose Carolyne’s images for national distribution of posters, greeting cards, coffee mugs and wall murals.

    During the winter ‘snowbird’ season, for which she has become well-known and with a referred following, and continues instruction to the present.

    The millennium brought annual participation in the Indio, CA National Date Festival Art Show, resulting in numerous top awards including Best of Show, Best of Division, Popular Vote of the Public, and Award of Excellence.  Continuing her presence in the Palm Desert, CA Richard Danskin Gallery, Carolyne has been the featured artist since 1990 and has accrued numerous collectors through the gallery.  In her first year of participation in the annual San Dimas, CA Festival of Arts, with a panel of judges including Mian Situ, Carolyne was awarded a Bronze Medal in oil.  In Tucson, AZ, she participates in the Empire 100 Art Show, and the Mountain Oyster Club’s annual art show, where in 2010 Carolyne was honored by 48 individuals with intent to purchase one of her entries.  Such exposure has resulted in new collectors.



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