Artwork and creative collaborations.
The appreciation of nature and adventure became deeply engrained during Carron’s childhood in Wisconsin, and it remains the inspiration behind her work today. Through programs at Pepperdine University in Southern California, traveling became a way of life for Lindsay, and she spent over a year in Central and South America. She received a B.F.A. in Studio Art from Pepperdine and continued on global adventures after graduating. She has organized groups of artists and traveled to places like Baja California, Mexico and Kenya painting murals, creating portraits of the people, and leading art workshops. On the West Coast, Lindsay led two summers of creative activism workshops for youth in Malibu with Creative Visions Foundation.
Lindsay’s artwork found a home in the wilderness as she focused her attention on a beloved species – the wolf. She worked for a year with California Wolf Center educating and raising funds with her art. Her creations then lent themselves to the oceans as she painted murals on storm drains raising awareness on urban runoff and protecting coastal ecosystems with the City of Malibu. She continued her dedication to the ocean by painting a two-story mural about the Salish Sea orcas at The Whale Museum on San Juan Island in 2016.
Most recently, in Alaska, Carron has found a home and strong resonance for the purpose of her work. Brought up to Juneau first by Adventure Flow to lead painting excursions, she fell in love with the rugged wild land. Her artwork was exhibited in a solo show at Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, and she illustrated three children’s books with Tlingit Native organization Sealaska Heritage. She traveled up to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and worked with the Gwitch’in at Arctic Village as an artist in residence with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She is returning to the Refuge, this time to the North Slope and Kaktovik, an Inupiaq Eskimo village on the Arctic Coast, summer of 2017.
As an art activist, Lindsay has set her sights on remote areas of the planet to receive the knowledge held in the plants, animals, elements, and people, intricately weaving them into compelling visual narratives that seek to describe what the world is experiencing and bring understanding to our place and purpose within it. She revels in the responsibility of being an artist during this exciting and challenging time on the planet.
Lindsay is currently living and working between Los Angeles, California and Juneau, Alaska.
In the World
On what has been inspiring me.
The second of two blog posts detailing my time in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as an artist in residence with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, summer 2016.