Carolyn Cushing – Riverview Studio
Carolyn has been painting for forty years, using various paints, techniques and materials. This all began when Carolyn and her husband James purchased land in the Ozark area of Arkansas back in the early 1970’s. The family had not only fallen in love with the overwhelming beauty of the region, but in particular it’s very special people. After deciding this is where they wanted to raise their three children, they made the move from Oklahoma in March of 1975. Unfortunately, they hadn’t realized the very limited opportunity to find work. They found they had to create their own way to survive. At first they lived totally off the land and then Jim took up his carving hobby and Carolyn painted. After working part time, carving at a wood carving shop and at the Ozark Folk Center, Jim sold their land and purchased the “old Dulcimer Shop building”, on the Ozark Folk Center Road. They combined their talents and eventually were making their living from creating competition grade duck decoys and selling gifted Ozark craft people’s work and art.
Wildlife, flowers and local scenery are the primary subjects for Carolyn’s paintings now. She prefers painting on canvas, which her husband stretches, and uses water soluble oils exclusively. Jim also takes most of the photographs that Carolyn refers to when painting. Living along the White River not only provides inspiration but a place where wildlife, flowers and breathtaking scenery abounds.
From the traffic light in Mountain View take highways 5, 9 and 14 North about 5 miles to the junction, where the highways split (at Anglers).
Take highway 9 East (towards Melbourne) and cross the White River bridge and take the first road left, (North) and you will be on North Riverview.
You will travel about a block when you will jog to the left and then take a quick right.
Our brick home is the second lot on the left hand side of the road, at 164 North Riverview.
Handicap entry is available.