Caryl St. Ama


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Caryl St. Ama has always seen the world through painter's eyes.  No surface was ever safe around her; sooner rather than later it would get painted or collaged.  Having worked with oil, water media; transparent and opaque, acrylic, mixed media and even some printmaking and installation; she was finally turned on to encaustic and hasn't looked back.  She was raised on the Gulf Coast in Kemah, Texas.  She concentrated on three dimensional paintings involving raw wool felting for her undergraduate show at Texas State University in San Marcos and was inspired by weather phenomena for her Master of Fine Art thesis show at Claremont Graduate University.  Today she's a tenured professor at Glendale College where she teaches Painting and Life Drawing and directs the Gallery program.  She maintains an active, professional art studio in South Pasadena, California.