Carole Ogden is a French born colorist painter. Her artistic process began as a child while interacting with her French grandmother and painter. Now, the primary source of inspiration for her richly diverse subject matter comes from her European roots and love of travel. Her art is characterized by vibrant colors, curvy lines, and bold compositions.
Ogden attended Missouri State University earning double majors in French and Spanish and a master’s degree in teaching. She’s a full time teacher at Kickapoo High School where she is able to share the importance of learning a second language with her students. She looks to inspire her students to look outside themselves and learn more about other cultures. When thinking about art, Ogden says that “within art diverse cultures can find common ground”.
She uses color to paint a magical feeling of the world that one may see in the day-to-day. Like the master colorist Henry Hensche, Ogden feels “Paintings are the visual music of the world.” It is through her color-drenched artwork that this artist finds inner joy. Through this world of bright colors and shapes she tells her story. Her artistic lines are the roads that have finally taken her home.