COLLABORATIONS WITH EVAN HILDEBRANDT:
Mixed media works in collaboration with my husband that explore our mutual love of nature
Lotuses of Gethsemani 2
Lotuses of Gethsemani 2

SOLD

Vitruvian Man
Vitruvian Man

Mixed Media Relief painting with resin sculptures. Available for sale.

Brown Beauty
Brown Beauty

Mixed media. SOLD

Glow Gallery 'Launch' reception
Glow Gallery 'Launch' reception

Day Lily Metamorphosis. Mixed media. SOLD.

Day Lily Metamorphosis. Shepard Hildebrandt
Day Lily Metamorphosis. Shepard Hildebrandt

Mixed Media. SOLD.

Alison painting
Alison painting

Day Lily Metamorphosis. SOLD

 PROJECTS

In years past, I have designed and painted 5 large scale outdoor murals and several large scale mixed media scrolls.  I have collaborated with other artists to create large bodies of work; I write music with my brother, Carl Shepard; and I have written and directed a music video.  The images featured here are some of my recent collaborations with my husband, Evan Hildebrandt.

You can learn more about some of my collaborative ventures and other creative outlets by visiting these links:

when love conquers fear

when love conquers fear

Chris and Lee working in my studio

Chris and Lee working in my studio

Carolyn working in my studio

Carolyn working in my studio

Working in my studio

Working in my studio

Framing w/ Lee and my husband, Evan

Framing w/ Lee and my husband, Evan

Working in my studio

Installation with Carolyn and Chris

Installation with Carolyn and Chris

Eva G. Ferris Gallery Thomas More College

My 3 scrolls

My 3 scrolls

When Love Conquers Fear

My Students' Love Scrolls

My Students' Love Scrolls

Lee, Chris, Carolyn

My Students' Fear Scrolls

My Students' Fear Scrolls

Lee, Chris, Carolyn

Carolyn's Fear Scroll

Carolyn's Fear Scroll

Acrylic and Oil painting, charcoal, pastel on canvas

Carolyn's Love Scroll

Carolyn's Love Scroll

Charcoal and Pastel on canvas

Chris's Fear Scroll

Chris's Fear Scroll

Acrylic and Oil painting, charcoal, pastel on canvas

Chris's Love Scroll

Chris's Love Scroll

Acrylic and Oil painting, charcoal, pastel on canvas

Lee's Fear Scroll

Lee's Fear Scroll

Acrylic and Oil painting, charcoal, pastel on canvas

Lee's Love Scroll

Lee's Love Scroll

Acrylic and Oil painting, charcoal, pastel on canvas

Opening Reception with Carolyn

Opening Reception with Carolyn

Eva G. Ferris Gallery Thomas More College

Opening Reception with Carolyn

Opening Reception with Carolyn

Eva G. Ferris Gallery Thomas More College

Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Eva G. Ferris Gallery Thomas More College

WHEN LOVE CONQUERS FEAR

For many artists, the relationship between art and fear is a very real one.  If artists are not living consciously, fear can show up as perfectionism and procrastination, preventing them from ever finishing a project even starting one.  Fear can be a thief that steals creativity and productivity.  

 

While developing an apprenticeship program at Thomas More College, where students would work as assistants to practicing professional artists, I decided to do a pilot of the program with three of my students.  I invited them into my studio and shared my working methods and my life with them.  

My husband and I made them dinner and we sat around our table talking about what life would look like if they faced their individual fears and lived from a place of hope and love.   They learned what it takes to create a large scale conceptual piece of art and prepare for an exhibition. Through this experience, they saw firsthand what being an artist was like.  It was an amazing experience for both the students and me; we learned so much from each other.  And we made work that was all at once authentic, ambitious, dynamic and brave.