1100 Fort Pickens Road C16
Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561
Growing up in Bunkie, Louisiana, Carol Loethen learned that art would be an important part of her life. As a child she earned numerous awards and ribbons for her ceramic art. In her teens, she was recognized by family and teachers for her artistic talent in drawing and painting. She minored in Fine Arts in college. For many years, she explored various arts and crafts through woodworking, polymer clay and painting. She was always drawn to the arts, never thinking that she would someday, make it a career.
It wasn’t until she moved to the Florida Panhandle that she become interested in Fashion Design and Photography. She attended Pensacola State College to pursue a degree in Graphic Design in 2010. She took many courses in Illustration and photography where her professors inspired her. While in school, she worked in the retail industry and continued to design her own jewelry, too.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2013, she pursued a career as an artist. Carol has her own business, Loethen Design, where she freelances as an illustrator, photographer, and jewelry designer. Currently she sells her art at Blue Morning Gallery which includes mixed media, water media & photography.
Carol currently lives in Pensacola Beach, Florida with her husband. Carol’s work has been published in several local magazines. Her jewelry designs and art have also been exhibited in many juried art shows, fairs and festivals. As a member of the Pensacola Wide Angle Photo Club, she designed the club’s Facebook pages and monthly Newsletter. She is now the window display coordinator at Blue Morning Gallery. She also is a member of the National League of American Pen Women where she is the treasurer of the local branch.
My work has been displayed or sold in the following places:
Nobis NLAPW Book (selling on Amazon)
Power of Photography Show (POP)
Pensacola Museum of Art
Coastal Lifestyle Magazine
La Bona International Boutique
On The Coast Magazine
Follies & Art Exhibition
Art Student Honors Exhibition
Celebrating Brownsville Festival and many other festivals and shows
I am or have been member of:
Blue Morning Gallery
National & Local League of American Pen Women- 2016 Events Coordinator/ 2017 Treasurer
Wide Angle Photo Club-2016 At Large-Board Member, Facebook Manger/Group Page, 2015 Monthly Newsletter
Artel Gallery-member- 2017-2018 Window Display Coordinator
First City Art Center
Emerald Coast Bead Society
Florida Society of Gold Smiths
I moved to Florida in 2003 and it was then that I started selling my jewelry designs. When I lost a husband in 2004 this passion helped me through that dark time. I decided to go back to school and pursue my passion and love of art as a career.
I graduated from Pensacola State College with a GPA of 3.85 and degree in Graphic Design. I believe having this degree has enhanced my skills as an artist.
Art is definitely my love and passion and I create my art to put a smile on your face, to encourage and inspire girls and women of all ages. Never give up on your dreams. My wish is to give you hope and joy.
I love color as you notice in my abstract art weather it is painting faces, flowers, or animals.
My designs have sold in small boutiques and all over the world. Also my art has been published in several magazines. My own signature style is intuitive and an expression of me. I combine watercolor, acrylics, pastels and collage in my art. I hope you can see the love and passion that goes into each piece of art I design.
I you have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail me at email@example.com.