Carmina A. Ayazides

A lifelong resident of Torrington, Carmina always had a deep appreciation and love of art. At a young age, Carmina spent much time drawing. She attended local schools and as an adult graduated from UConn with a BGS degree. At the former UConn branch in Torrington, she took numerous art history classes. Throughout her life, museum visits were part of vacation plans which included Egyptian, Canadian, German, Austrian and various United States museums as well as attendance at any area major exhibits.

During the early years of child raising, Carmina took oil painting lessons from area artists. Working full time and raising a family took precedence until retirement. She then began to take painting lessons with a renewed enthusiasm. Tina Underwood was the first post-retirement art instructor followed by many painting instruction sessions at the Washington Art Association. Her instructors at WAA included Edward DeVoe, Diane Dupris, and Jack Rosenberg.

Carmina’s painting style could be described as realism with elements of expressionism. Figurative, landscape and still life subjects are explored with a fondness for rich colors.

Carmina is a member of the Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston. The Crescent Gallery, 158 Main Street, Thomaston holds open studio sessions every Thursday where Carmina as well as other very talented artists work on various subject matters and mediums. Carmina has been in exhibits at Washington Art Association, Avon Art Association, Kent Art Association as well as the Crescent Gallery in Thomaston.

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