Carol Black-Lemon was born in Newark, NJ, raised in Brooklyn, NY and has resided in West Orange, NJ for over 20 years. 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 one-year scholarship to study at The Brooklyn Museum of Art which was an unforgettable experience for her.  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 love for nature, music and movement. Her painting style is best be described as an eclectic mix of abstract, abstract-expressionism, figurative and more.  


Carol has exhibited at various art venues and galleries and has been a featured solo artist in several exhibits. One 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


Black-Lemon is an active community artist, volunteer and member of several art organizations. She is Co-founder and facilitator of an artist discussion group, Creative Connection and the former Chair of the West Orange Arts Council and currently a Mayoral assigned Board member. Her focus these days is on bringing creative and cultural awareness to her community and helping others to express their hidden creativity.