Artists of CorkStop Studios
Carol Paquet - owner and founder
Carol Paquet was born in Zambia and raised in South Africa. She attended the College of Art in Johannesburg where she majored in Graphic Design. Carol has spent many years living abroad and has traveled widely. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Munich, London and Toronto have been her homes as has Oakland, California. She has exhibited internationally and her work is in private collections in Europe and America.
"I use nature as a source of inspiration and point of departure. I am interested in the imprint of man on the landscape and the constantly changing fields of ground as impacted by the whims of man. "
Anne Stahl - honorary member
Born and raised in Germany, Stahl moved to Dublin, Ireland where she lived and studied for 12 years. In 2001 she moved to the Central Coast of California. Her work is collected internationally and has been exhibited extensively.
"Rather than re-creating a landscape on a canvas, I aim to express its essence. [...] Obviously, no single work can hope to distill the complex spirit of a landscape, much less the infinitely sophisticated ecology that sustains it. So, in order to capture this richness, I work on many paintings concurrently. "