Carol Baxter Kirby
Carol Baxter Kirby is a leader in the field of portraiture and an accomplished artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Carol’s insightful and intimately portrayed paintings have been honored by her peers at the national level and recognized for outstanding accomplishments in televised media and press. A commitment to the highest standard and a love for people has led to hundreds of commissions that are on display in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, including universities, courthouses, major corporations and the state capital of Georgia.
Receiving her B.A. from Georgia State University with an emphasis in Illustration, Carol furthered her studies most notably with Constantin and Marc Chatov. Carol is an enthusiastic supporter of arts education and enjoys inspiring other artists by conducting workshops, public speaking, constructive critiquing, mentoring, and writing articles on portrait painting. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Portrait Society of Atlanta, the oldest portrait art organization in the country, and is a member of many national art organizations. Carol is exclusively available through “Portrait’s, Inc.”
In December of 2014, Carol and her husband Ronald packed up, downsized and moved to a high-rise condo in the middle of Midtown, Atlanta. After 34 years in the same dwelling, they answered a call from God to let go of the life they had known and loved to embrace a new life and love for people in the city. The studio has changed from a view of tranquil gardens, birds, and butterflies to the vibrant hustle and bustle of people & vehicles moving about West Peachtree Street, accompanied by the intermittent sound of sirens and horns. The North light remains constant and the continually changing skyline inspires and encourages Carol as she has adapted to painting in a smaller place with vast views.