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Remembering their roots: painter flourishes in art, education

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The Madera County Arts Council has provided arts education in Madera County schools for nearly three decades. The following is one of five interviews with graduates from area schools who are now making a living—or plan to make a living — in the arts.

Liz Carney, 33

Occupation: Carney works as an administrator at a language school and as an artist

Education: Carney graduated from Yosemite High School in Oakhurst, then earned a BSA from Cal State Long Beach and anMSA from Claremont Graduate University.

What type of art do you do? “I do oil paintings that are very viscous,” Carney said. “I do a lot of squeezing and textural paintings influenced by decorative architectural elements like Spanish tiles, art deco, and art nouveau.”...


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