The Niagara region is often noted for its history of romance and winemaking - especially the rare and highly specialized world of icewine making. The female cardinal perches above her treasure hidden in the frozen grapes below. The second in the "Vineyard Series" just released in December 2007, "ICEWINE" really does bridge the gap between the worlds of wine and art.
It's not uncommon to see Carman walking through various vineyards with sketchbook and camera in hand. Unlike most painters, Carman's paintings are as likely to be found hanging in the galleries and shops of Niagara's finest wineries as they are to be found in traditional art galleries.The Niagara region (Niagara-on-the-lake and Niagara Falls in particular) have a rich history of wine and romance. It is only fitting that the artwork of the region should reflect the mood and detail of this rich tradition in a lush blend of acrylics and watercolours. Born and raised in Niagara, this self-taught artist has been painting all of his life. What started as a childhood passion has grown into success painting for the corporate world. Corporate commissions might seem a natural choice for this M.B.A. graduate, yet his blend of colour, style, artistry and eye for detail are equally at home in executive boardrooms, galleries or private collections. Wildlife and nature, especially the natural beauty of the Niagara area, are at the heart of his subject matter. His paintings are in watercolour, acrylic or mixed media blend of both.