Carol Black-Lemon was born in Newark, NJ, raised in Brooklyn, NY, resided in West Orange, NJ for 25 years before retiriing and moving to her new home in Florence, South Carolina.
She has been creating art since childhood. As a young girl she watched her father paint and create works of art which inspired her curiosity for art. She was awarded a scholarship to study at The Brooklyn Museum of Art which was an unforgettable experience. She went on to study media art for advertising at The School of Visual Arts in NYC which led to a career as an Art Director at one of the world's leading ad agencies, J. Walter Thompson, USA. She gained invaluable skills on photo shoots, working on print and TV ads for Fortune 500 accounts and from working with the best in the industry.
Black-Lemon’s art is inspired by her surroundings all the emotions that come from her love for nature, music and movement . Her painting style is best be described as eclectic which run the gamut from impressionism to abstract-expressionism, figurative and more.
In the past two decades, Carol has exhibited at various art venues and galleries and has also been a featured solo artist in several exhibits. Some of her most noteworthy creations is a permanent installation, commissioned by The Africana Institute at the Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. Learn more Carol curated several exhibits, "Sharing our Stories", "Objet Trouve'" and co-curator of, "The Power of IV".
Black-Lemon is an active community artist, volunteer and member of several artist organizations. She co-founder and facilitated of an artist discussion group, Creative Connection and the former Chair of the West Orange Arts Council . She is currently a member of the Florence Regional Arts Alliance and her focus these days is on creating a new series of works that speaks to her spirit. She hopes to bring creative and cultural awareness to her community by helping others to express their hidden creativity.