I first saw Carol Law Conklin’s batiks on the Bedlam Farm Creative Group. I was immediately impressed by her use of the medium and the beauty of her imagery and command of color. I also liked how she wrote about her work and the process and often showed photos of her working. This made me understand how serious she is about her work.
I had no idea that she lived so close to me (just a few towns over) until I looked at the blog Amity Farm Batik. Carol studied printmaking in school then got into Batik. For years she and her husband owned a dairy farm and when they sold it, Carol began making her art again.
Carol has shown her work in many galleries and this June she’ll be showing and selling her Batiks at the Bedlam Farm Open House. I’m looking forward to meeting her in person and visiting her studio in the spring. Her themes are just right for my School House Gallery, farms, nature, horses and myths.