By Caroline Buchanan
Caroline Buchanan lives on Obstruction Island, a small, non-ferry island in the San Juans, where she and her husband Jeffrey Unterschuetz have carved a charming enclave out of the wilderness. They have been the only residents much of the time since moving to the Island permanently in 1992. In the studio her husband built for her, she paints her watercolors – often paintings started on location. Her work is well-known for its clear, bright light, resonant colors, and depth of layering. Caroline holds a BA with honors in Art History from Wellesley College and a Masters in Teaching in Art (specializing in teaching adults) from Western Oregon State College. She is a past president, vice president, and board member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society. She has had articles published in American Artist Watercolor Magazine and Daniel Smith’s Inksmith. She is a frequent juror as well as teacher of watercolor workshops throughout the Northwest, and also teaches on-line watercolor for Loyola Marymount College. Her paintings hang in private, corporate and museum collections. Caroline may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-376-5509. More of her work and listing of classes can be seen at www.buchananwatercolors.com.