Artist Caryn Lynn Duncan
Art is a way of life in which I embrace peace, love, and joy! Its a process of exploring, connecting, letting go and developing appreciation through positive expression. My background is formal training with a BA in fine art and MED in art education. I create with paper, paint, canvas, and some unconventional materials. The visual imagery of my work conveys the nature of change and growth. The fundamentals of art that influence my style are the use of vivid color schemes with patterns that have elements of ornamental and organic design. I approach art with the attitude of yes, go for it, don't give up, try to explore in the moment, and let your heart seek what it loves... the world is full of wonder .
As an artist and educator I have 25 years experience. I have worked in public and private schools, taught creative art workshops at galleries and art retreats through out the seacoast of NH, ME, MA and South West Florida. By opening my art studio as a working / teaching space I invite my students to engage in life through art.
2018 Wild Vibes Yoga, Art, and Music Festival
Fort Myers Florida Creative Spirit Winter Yoga & Art Retreat
Art on the Mat creating sacred space
2017 The Childrens Museum Of New Hampshire
Unconventional Materials Exhibition
Fort Myers Florida Creative Spirit Spring Artist Retreat
Art in the Garden
Naples Botanical Garden
New Hampshire Art Association
Prescott Park Arts Festival Juried Exhibition
2016 Fort Myers Florida Artist Retreat
University of New Hampshire Upward Bound Expressive Art Instructor
2015 The Childrens Museum of New Hampshire
Community Art Project
for "Art Rocks" Cochecho Arts Festival
NH Art Association Omer T. Lassonde Juried Exhibition
Pitch Perfect with Christine Chitnas
Cochecho Arts Festival
"Art Rocks" Community Art Project
2013 Cochecho Arts Festival "Art Rocks"
Integrative Art Therapy
2012 Squam Art Fair
Hello Soul Hello Business with Kelly Rae Roberts and
2011 Squam Art Workshops
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
2010 Squam Art Workshops
Layered Lines with Diana Fayt
Bloom True with Flora Bowley
Care and Keeping of the Creative Soul with Jen Lee
2009 The Art Nest in Utah
2008 Sanctuary Arts with watercolorist Dustan Knight
I opened Creative Spirit Art Studio in 2007 with the hope to enrich my artistic career by combining my love of teaching while still finding time to create and promote my own artwork. I believe that creativity is more than making a picture. Art begins with an idea or interpretation of a subject and it conveys our individuality and expresses how we see in the world. At Creative Spirit Art Studio learning comes from hands on experience to shape concepts into choice-based projects that incorporate the elements of art and principles of design. Small group classes provide individualized instruction to allow students to develop their ideas and create unique artwork, this allows me to teach to the individual within a group setting. My teaching style seeks to facilitate a balance between student's natural creativity and technical discipline that is necessary for development of artistic expression. I believe we all have creative potential, if you trust in your artistic voice and allow that to be explored and expressed you will find your creative spirit!
My creative journey began as a child in western Massachusetts, I saw art as an outlet to express my vision of things that brought me joy and peace. It was nurtured by my parents who were both teachers and provided many creative experiences such as going to art fairs at the U MASS Amherst campus, taking art classes, and supplying many wonderful materials to explore and create with.
I graduated in the class of 1990 with a BA in Fine Art from Westfield State University. After the birth of my daughter in 1996, I opened a home based studio where I taught private art classes to children. I continued to create my own artwork, often inspired by the beauty in nature that surrounded me in the foothills of the Berkshires. After moving to NH I began teaching in the Oyster River Cooperative School District. I enrolled in the art education graduate program at UNH. I graduated with a MED and I am certified in NH to teach visual arts K-12. Art is a continual process of growth built upon practice.
Choose to be Creative!
Caryn Lynn Duncan
BFA Fine Art
M ED Visual Arts K-12
Creative Spirit Art Studio
1 Washington St., Suite 201A
Dover, NH 03820
In downtown Dover off the one way loop, past the NH Children's Museum, The One Washington Center is the mill building on the right hand side, use the main door for the building, the studio is located on the second floor, Suite 201A.