Carole S Miernik, Artist
Paint By Grace Art Gallery is an online gallery that contains original artwork done on canvas, glass, paper, wood and stone.
Carole Miernik started loving art due to her mother who introduced her to paint by numbers at the age of four.
By the age of ten, she graduated from paint by numbers to painting her own creations. She enjoyed paint with oils and tempera paints.
During her junior high school years, she started sketching with pencil and paper for art class assignments. She was encouraged by several art teachers to continue to hone her skills By the time high school rolled around she started learning to paint with acrylics.
Directly after high school she joined the military and returned to her first love, painting with oils. After the military and after her three children were born, she started experimenting with face painting.
She has always loved being creative and learning new skills, so she taught herself to paint on glass, wood, cement, plaster, clay and stone. She is always seeking to learn new techniques and to improve her skills, and grow in the knowledge of different mediums.
In 2018, she was encouraged to enter her first art competition that was offered to veterans through the VA Hospital in Martinsburg, WV. Over the last several years, she has been awarded Best of Show, First Place (for three years), Second Place and Third Place winners.
In 2021, she was encouraged by a friend to become part of the ShenArts program based out of Winchester, Virginia. She considers herself blessed to have had an art piece in ArtScape 12, ArtScape 13, ArtScape 14, Paper Only Art Show, The Barns of Rose Hill, The Light, Space and Time For Women Only Exhibit and two banners hanging in the Old Town Walking Mall in Winchester and one to hang in Middletown, VA in 2023.