Virginia Carroll taught art in New Jersey public schools for many years before retiring in 2010. In 2004 she was awarded the title of Teacher of the Year for her school as part of the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Program. While teaching children gave her great joy, she is very happy to have time to devote to her own painting and working with older students.
Virginia has a BA in Fine Art Education from Kean University. She has exhibited in various venues in Somerset, Union, Hunterdon, and Middlesex counties. The following local art galleries have shown her work: Gallery U in Westfield, The Artist Framer in Cranford, and Swain Galleries in Plainfield. In 2012 Virginia was awarded for her artwork (Best in Show) at the Watchung Art Center’s Member Show. Following this accomplishment, she was awarded a solo show at the center. Her solo show, “Serene Winter”, took place in December of 2013 . An additional solo show in the boutique at Gallery U was displayed in October of 2016.
Inspired by nature, people, color, texture, line, and mood her artwork has an impressionistic feel. Virginia works primarily in water colors and acrylic.