Carolyn Anderson, a nationally
recognized artist, is an accomplished pastelist and oil painter.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Anderson attended school
at Illinois State University. She joined the Vista program (Volunteers
in Service to America) in the early 70's and was assigned to
work on an Indian reservation in Montana, She eventually returned
to Montana and now lives in Havre, a small community in north
central Montana near the Canadian border.
She is a member of the Northwest
Rendezvous (NWR), participates in many of the nation's largest
shows, and has had her work featured in numerous publications,
including Southwest Art, Art of the West, and most recently,
The Big Sky Journal, Awards include the C.M. Russell Artists'
Choice in 1999. She is also the recipient of several NWR Award
of Excellence, most recently in 2005.
Anderson teaches numerous painting
workshops across the country. She has taught for the Frye Museum
in Seattle, Walt Disney Imagineering, The Scottsdale Artists
School, and the Fechin Artists School. Her work is in the collection
of many well-known artists, and also in the collection of the
Montana Historical Society.