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About Carol

Carol Hama, Landscape Artist is a well-informed Japanese-Canadian artist who has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. Her love of painting led her to hang up her hard hat and steel toed boots and embrace art as a full time profession -- a far cry from designing nuclear power stations, highways & bridges and managing construction crews!

Carol has been selling paintings through galleries since the early 1990's in Edmonton.

She served two full terms as President of the Federation of Canadian Artists (Edmonton Branch), was a founding member of both its Standards & Jury Committees, and was (senior) Signature member of both the Federation and the Society of Western Canadian Artists. Carol has had several articles on watercolour painting technique published in both "Canadian Artists News" and “Visual Art Moves”. Over the years she has taught watercolour and/or oils at the University of Alberta (Extension Dept: ELLA, Edmonton), at  MacEwan University, Edmonton (Minerva) and at the City Arts Centre, Edmonton, Alberta and privately etc. across Alberta due to the many requests and has served as critic and juror for art exhibitions and competitions throughout the Edmonton region.

Carol's sketches and paintings are loose and cover a wide variety of subject matter, but her passion lies in alla prima oil landscapes and watercolour florals.

Her prize winning watercolours can be found in private and corporate collections across North America and the UK.

Carol's second website:  "Excerpts from My Sketchbooks"(, designed exclusively for her sketches and a small sampling of her much acclaimed pen & wash pieces was developed specifically for her association with Urban Sketchers.


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