Carole Rafferty

North Beach, Columbus @ Stockton

Carole Rafferty is a contemporary California landscape painter who specializes in urban and architectural scenes.  Her paintings portray her emotional response to the complex energy of city life. Through bold line and brush strokes and a vivid interplay of light and shadow, Rafferty’s paintings exhibit the vibrancy of the urban experience.  

Rafferty graduated from London University and then moved to California where she studied at UC Berkeley and received an M.A.  She attended the Academy of Art in London and has had group shows in both the U.S. and the UK.  She has won many awards for her work which is in private collections across the U.S. and Europe.

“The complexity of rendering a city is a constant inspiration, especially San Francisco where the light routinely changes- often within the space of a few seconds- from bright and vibrant colors to a spectrum of ethereal grays. These fleeting moments make the mood and atmosphere of San Francisco unmistakable and also a great artistic challenge.”- Carole Rafferty