Fine Art by Carol Matsuyama


Carol studied Fine Arts in New York, majoring in Graphic Design and graduating with a BFA, summa cum laude. This was followed by a career as a Children’s Educational Book Designer of over twenty years.

Today, Carol is an award-winning* artist, using acrylics and oils in her Red Trillium Studio in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. She paints a variety of subjects reflecting the world around her, including the people and places of Durham County, the flowers in her garden, and the trilliums that grow in profusion on her wooded property. She has had much success with pet portraits, which she enjoys painting so much!

Carol is a member of the Port Perry Artists’ Association, the PineRidge Arts Association, and the Scugog Council for the Arts. Her paintings have been in several juried shows.    Her work has shown in the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, the Kent Farndale Gallery, and The Scugog Arts Resource Centre Gallery. Her art is part of many private collections throughout Canada, the US, and Japan.

  1. *Award of Excellence, Still Life Category, OAA Juried Show, 2023

  2. *Honourable Mention, OAA Juried Show, 2022

  3. *2nd Place, SCA Juried Show, 2021

  4. *Honourable Mention, OAA Juried Show, 2018

  5. *People’s Choice, SCA Juried Show, 2018

  6. *Best Painting, SCA Juried Show, 2017

  7. *People’s Choice, SCA Juried Show, 2016

  8. *Jurors’ Choice, Uxbridge Juried Show, 2014

  9. *OPG Award,  PRAC Juried Show, 2014


About the Artist

Bringing Them Home

3’ x 4’

acrylic on canvas