Cotton Exchange, 311 North Front Street
by Mary Ellen
For Sale By Owner
WA L K
More than 200 local and
203 Racine Drive, 910-799-9883
Large, original, framed Dominican/Haitian painting circa 1997.
42 inches by 31 inches.
Can be inspected by appointment only,
Contact: Pat Bradford 910-367-1137 or 910-256-5830
Vibrance of Separation, 18 x 24 inches, mixed media on panel.
“Vibrancy of Separation,” an 18-by-24-inch composition
on panel, showcases the emotive potential of this style
and Carter’s ability to imbue the works with contagious
In this example, he represents a field of brightly colored flow-ers
in varying citrus shades that cut through the center of the
canvas. The flowers, as with all of the works in this series, are
nearly three-dimensional because of his creative use of materials
and a painstaking layering process. The group of flowers sways
in an imagined breeze, perched atop dark green, expressionistic
stalks, which sit on a field of pale green and a darker blue sky.
The windy setting is reinforced by swirls of white paint and
multi-colored paint drips that populate the background.
“Picked for You,” another in this series, utilizes a color scheme
of purples, blues, and greens with yellow highlights. Carter lays
small sections of gold leaf among the stems. The flowers start
below the horizon line and flow gently up the sides of the can-vas,
giving even more kinetic energy to the piece. An impossi-bly
bright and exuberant blue floods the background.
In both examples, Carter’s passion for color and belief in the
meditative quality of art is apparent. The cheerful color palettes and
playful kinetic energy of the flowers and their setting is exciting,
positive, and fun to look at.