Carolyn A. Cohen lives in Florida. She works from live plant specimens, field sketches and the botanical subjects she brings into her studio. Incorporating the traditions found in early botanical engravings and paintings, her work focuses on the “calligraphy,” patterns, and rhythms she sees in nature.
Her works include botanical watercolor paintings and hand painted etchings. She’s produced a series of images illustrating plant, insect and aquatic life in American freshwater habitats, and paintings and etchings of pastoral landscapes. Her artwork is in galleries, private and corporate collections including, The City of Orlando, Walt Disney World Co., Orlando International Airport, and Duda, Inc.
Cohen grew up in New York City where she studied painting, printmaking, sculpture, and botanical watercolor at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, Greenwich House Pottery School, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She received a BA degree from the City College of New York, with graduate work at New York University.