Carol Wilson, Featured Artist,

has been painting Shelter Island and its residents since 1967

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Carol Wilson is a High Honors graduate of the University of Illinois, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1964 with a major in painting and a minor in the History of Art and Architecture. After working as a designer for Hallmark Cards for two years, Ms. Wilson moved to Shelter Island in 1967. She was instantly and permanently inspired by its stunning beauty and endless variety, finding it a perfect place for a painter! She began drawing and painting the Island scenery, beachscapes, and wildlife. In 1968 she founded the Island Gallery on Bridge Street to showcase her creations as well as the works of other local artists and crafts people. Ms. Wilson headed the Art Department at the Shelter Island School from 1972 to 1991 where she taught visual arts to the students in grades K through 12. Ms. Wilson also painted extensively in her travels to Italy, Sweden, California, Oregon and the Florida Keys. Working in oils, acrylics, gouache, pastels, pencil, and pen and ink, she continued producing portraits and other commissioned work as well as countless Shelter Island views and remained proprietor of the Gallery until 2003.


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Shown above: Crescent Beach and Second Bridge

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Shown above: South Ferry, Jennings Point Gazebo and Smith Cove

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Shown above: Kissing Rock, Nesting Ospreys and North Ferry Crossing


Carol’s 8 x 10 matted framed prints are available in Havens Store.

Please call 631-749-0025 ext. 5 or click on the button below to order.

Carol currently specializes in commissioned portraits

of children, houses, pets, horses, boats, beachscapes and more.

For more information, email


PO BOX 847
Shelter Island, NY 11964

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