​​​​Carol Backus




​@Paintings by Carol on Facebook


Originally from Hannawa Falls, New York, I met my husband Phil when I was in my twenties and moved to Waddington, New York.  We raised our four children in Waddington; Waddington is home!  I have always loved creating things.  I knit, crochet, quilt, sew, make my own soy candles, but my favorite discovery has been oil painting.

After moving to Cincinnati, Ohio for Phil's work, I found myself with a little empty nest syndrome.  I began oil painting classes in September of 2012 with the encouragement of my husband.  I needed a good nudge to take that first step out the door.  After the first class I was hooked.  My instructor is an amazing artist, very patient, and a terrific teacher!

I enjoy the whole process of oil painting.  Finding a subject that draws me in first, then creating it on canvas.  I love to work from nature.  Plein air is a challenge that I truly enjoy.  I strive to recreate light and the atmosphere of a scene.  I hope to always continue learning and improving my skills as an artist!

I have had my work displayed at the Rowhouse Gallery in Milford, Ohio; a juried show, The Art Affair in Milford, and two juried art shows in Evandale, Ohio.  I have also sold work from Artworks Creperie (AC Bistro), Christmas in Waddington, The Gallery at Lake St. Lawrence Arts, and Instagram, as well as privately.

Since returning to Waddington, I have established my studio and became a member of the The Gallery at Lake St. Lawrence Arts.  I am also pleased to have been juried into six regional shows including the Along the River's Edge Show at the Thousand Islands Art Center where I won the 2019 Catherine B. Johnson Award.