MELROSE OPEN STUDIO TOUR 2020Artist Gallery for the 4th annual Melrose Open Studio Tour
Carol Farese-Viola is the mixed media artist behind Modartzy Designs. She has a background in interior design and psychology with a specialty in color consulting and home accessorizing. Not a traditionally trained artist, she uses her self-taught skills and passion for color in every piece she creates. Last September, she had what she likes to refer to as her art opening to the “world” with her first gallery show. She has since been involved in the Melrose Arts Window Walk, MOST 2019, Melrose Arts Festival in April 2020 (selected), and had a pop-up shop at Hourglass Gift Gallery.
My work is meant to stir an emotional response through the use of rich hues and unbridled fluidity. I always start with a color palette, not an intended design. Through manual manipulation, I can somewhat alter the path the paint takes, but I tend to let it take its natural course.