by Carolyn Osborne

About the Artist

Carolyn Osborne is a Tacoma born artist.  She has created art, almost constantly since about the age of five.  (However, one of her first drawings was at the age of two with a pink crayon on her mom’s dining room wall).  

Carolyn is primarily self- taught when it comes to her art. She did attend the Art Institute of Seattle just after her daughter was born in 1990 for Layout & Production Art.  In the early days she worked exclusively in watercolor, acrylic, ink and charcoal.  Specializing in the human form, she would have 2 art shows per year for many years, through adulthood.  Later she decided to buy a kiln and continues to also work in fused glass.  Carolyn creates jewelry and other glass art. With the passing of her brother, she began Sacred Embers memorial works.

Her painting has gone through many waves.  Depending on her mood, Carolyn loves to create realistic charcoal and watercolors but also has delved into the mixed media arena with abstracts of great color and texture.

​Carolyn resides in Fircrest and works on her art when she is not in her shop, Creative Forces in Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma. ​