"The Bay Area Figurative painters of the 1950s sought to renew the
Abstract Expressionist process by connecting it to figurative subject
matter. Like the figurative painters, Carlin also delights in richly
saturated color, simplified forms, and gestural painting that makes
atmosphere and light almost palpable. The surfaces of Carlin's paintings
present feathery layers of color, thickets of brushstrokes evoking the
drama of the color and the transfer of emotion from narrative content to
Alongside this autobiographical series, Carlin also paints the
California landscape. His interest in plein air painting began at the
Summer School of The Art Institute
Bolinas, 1996, 11" x 14"
of Chicago at Saugatuck, Michigan. Influenced by the work he saw at the
Art Institute, Carlin was attracted to the color intensity, light, and
expressiveness of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists."
-Excerpts from "The Painted Memories of Jerome Carlin" by Nancy M. Boas