Carole Hennessy explores the landscape of her life—both real and imagined—through the creative use of watercolor and related media. The changing seasons, colors and patterns provide an endless supply of ideas and subjects. A drive along any highway or back road is a constant temptation to pull off the road and paint. And the view from aloft brings an entirely new aspect of pattern and design. From realism to abstracted design, the translucency, freshness and fluidity of watercolor provide her with a means of expression. The inspirations are many and bringing all these views and techniques together helps to bring a constant flow of ideas to her work. Hennessy has been involved with art and watercolor for over 40 years. A signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor Honor Society, the Illinois Watercolor Society, the Missouri Watercolor Society and the Taos National Society of Watercolorists, she also serves on the board of the WHS and the IWS. In recent years she has had solo exhibits at the Union League Club, Chicago, and the Oesterle Gallery of North Central College, Chicago. She has exhibited work in many regional, national and international juried shows and has served as a juror for numerous exhibits.