Carol King Hood Hall Of Fame Artist



Artist Statement

Carol King Hood is a Jersey girl, born in Hoboken, who knew at the age of five she was an artist. At eight years old she took her first painting lessons and by eleven she was acknowledge by apprenticed to the celebrated Haddonfield, NJ painter Frieda Righter.

She continued her pursuit of the fine arts by studying illustration and design at the Philadelphia College of Art, now The University of the Arts. Upon graduation Carol worked as a graphic artist, designer and colorist, disciplines which have contributed greatly to her understanding and execution of her multi media works today.

Her paintings are hanging in Hospitals, Government buildings, Corporations, and private collectors in New Jersey, the USA and abroad.

A Grumbacher Hall of Fame Artist, Carol is currently a Grumbacher Instructor and teaches on a one on one bases to gifted students.

Among the New Jersey galleries solely representing her are:

  • Soma New Art Gallery, Cape May NJ
  • William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor NJ.

She is a Member of the Oil Painters of America and stands on the Board of Directors of the Cape May County Art League while a member of the Perkins Art Center. Carol is also an invited member of the Pastel painters of America & Watercolor painters of America.

What Carol Loves About Grumbacher

“I love to work fast and wet on wet when painting in oil. I use Grumbachers, Oil Painting Medium II to help keep my oils wet, also it helps improve the flow of the paint. I paint very thick and this medium helps enhance the smoothness of the flow of paint. Just a small amount works really well, this medium does not take away from the mat effect I prefer.

I always go for the Grumbacher brand when choosing my reds, every time I think I have found the perfect red I find another. Their Cadmium-Barium Red Light has the perfect blend of orange, so I never feel the need to mix any other orange with it. Their Cadmium-Barium Red Medium, it’s a powerful deep red. Their Rose Matter is so rich it stands alone. I am not a fan of Thalos because most are very strong and can overpower a painting, but not Grumbachers, Thalo Red Rose, it has the beauty of a thalo without stealing the show, another symphony in reds!”

Carol recommends Oil Painting Medium II

 Using Grumbacher since 1962

Carol's Work