Painting With Light

Carol Aronson-Shore is a New England 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.

Shown above and 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 Exhibit

Summer Angles of Light

Summer Angles of Light, Oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″

Moving Towards Abstraction

August 7 – September 7, 2019

Opening Reception:

Saturday, August 17th, 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Artist’s Talk:

August 15th at 6:00 pm


The Barn Gallery
Shore Road and 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.


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 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 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.

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.