Painting With Light

Carol Aronson-Shore is a New England and South Florida based artist whose landscape paintings, commissioned portraits, still life and figurative paintings are included in national and international art collections. Her award-winning oil paintings and drawings have been shown in more than 100 art exhibitions throughout the United States. She was the New England based artist selected to represent New Hampshire for the White House Bicentennial Celebration. The narrative painting she created, “The Green Room:  A Setting for History—Our National Day of Thanks” is in the permanent collection of the White House Historical Association and is frequently exhibited in Washington, DC. She is a New Hampshire Lifetime Fellow in the Arts and a Professor Emeritus of the Arts at the University of New Hampshire.

Carol has painted in various tropical locations for over 20 years. She now maintains a studio in South Florida which has inspired her vibrant color still lifes and abstract monotypes.

Shown above and further below are landscape paintings in oil depicting the changing seasons in New England. They were featured in the 2015 art exhibition: “The Color of Light: Seasons in Portsmouth.”  (See Exhibits for more information)

Carol Aronson-Shore

Current Exhibits / Shows

abstract painting - "Red Light Within"

“Red Light Within”


September 3 – October 24, 2019

Opening Reception:

September 6th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm


Haas Family Gallery
973 Islington St
Portsmouth, NH. 03801

Oil painting - Lowd House Shadows, Fall

“Lowd House Shadows, Fall” on display at ‘In the Moment’

In the Moment

September 6 – October 31, 2019

Opening Artist’s Reception:

September 14th, 4:00 – 9:00 pm


Alper’s Fine Art Pop-Up Gallery
10 Post Office Avenue
Andover, MA. 01810

abstract paintings - Complementary Palate

“Complementary Palate”

Moving Towards Abstraction

August 7 – September 7, 2019

Opening Reception

Saturday, August 17th
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Artist’s Talk

August 15th at 6:30 pm


The Barn Gallery
Shore Road & Bourne Lane
Ogunquit, Maine

View the Paintings

Although best known for her oil paintings of New England, including Portsmouth and Monhegan Island, Carol’s works include Still Lifes, Frescoes, and Figurative Works as well. Meander through the various galleries to get a glimpse of her many works.

landscape painting - Summer Geometry at Strawbery Banke


The historic houses of Portsmouth, NH and the fishing village of Monhegan Island, ME have provided me with a visual opportunity to explore the way color shapes pictorial light and space. Both are places where history is alive. These galleries show seasonal views of Portsmouth, NH, Monhegan Island, Maine, New England scenes, Italia and the Tropics.

figurative painting - Couple Near the Falls

Figurative Paintings

Narrative oil and pastel paintings use the human form in both natural and interior settings. As a former dancer, the artist choreographs movement and gesture as a means of expression.

still life painting - Poppies, Tulips & Lemons

Still Lifes

These paintings include arrangements of foods and flowers in both traditional table settings and contemporary color designs. Recent paintings in the series called “Complementary Palate” explore color contrasts and the comparison between palate and palette: taste and color.

new england landscape paintings - spring & winter

Get in Touch

Whether you’re interested in purchasing a painting or commissioning one, wondering where you can see some of these paintings in the coastal New Hampshire region or just have a question, please use the form below to contact me and I’ll do my best to respond quickly.