Welcome to my blog. I am painting and drawing and communicating with artists all over the world from my home in Western New York in the USA. Watercolor and ink are my favorite media. There is so much to learn! Hope you enjoy my posts.

sketching in buenos aires

Here I am sketching in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. So much better than picture taking!


Carol Case Siracuse studied printmaking and drawing with Leonard Baskin at Smith College before undertaking her architectural training at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Princeton University. She practiced architecture in Boston, and Ithaca and opened her own firm in Chautauqua County, Western New York in 1980. In 2001 she moved to Buffalo, NY to become the educational planner, and vice president at Cannon Design, retiring in 2010 after 38 years of practice.

A signature member of Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, she has been its president, and continues to act as exhibition chairperson, webmaster and Facebook page administrator. (Carol enjoys communicating!) She is an Exhibiting Member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, and Western New York Artists Group. A group show with Sara M. Zak and Chris Hawley, entitled Buffalo – a work in progress, in January 2015 at Studio Hart on Allen Street in Buffalo was a big success.  In June 2014 she showed her travel sketchbooks, and paintings at a 4-person show with Catherine Tillou, Julie McIndoo and Michael Killelea at Dana Tillou’s Gallery at Franklin and Virginia in Buffalo. Her images of Buffalo and her travels have also been shown in solo shows at the Stuyvesant Gallery, at My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home in Rochester, NY and at Betty’s Restaurant, Captured Travels, in Buffalo. She is  represented by Tesori in Williamsville, NY. She has been accepted into juried shows for the Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors, the BSA, WNYAG and NFWS, and won the Gold Medal in the BSA’s Fall 2015 Catalogue Show.  Her work is in the collection of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the Castellani Art Center at Niagara University. Her travel sketchbooks have informed and delighted art lovers and travel buffs around the world. She posts her sketches and paintings on Facebook on her own page and on the pages Sketching Workshop and Pure Watercolor.


“I have read that art is a reflection of ourselves and how we “see” life. This means so much more to me today than it would have a few years ago. Since retiring from the practice of architecture, I feel I’ve been reborn as an artist! My challenge today is to create drawings and paintings that combine my love of graphic and linear elements with my new found fascination with color. Today I can “draw on” my background as a printmaker and as an architect, applying these skills to my paintings and journal sketches. I can express my creative side in pen, pencil and watercolor, giving form to my visions and my passions, the landscape of our travels and home environment. . This challenge and my creative urges will keep me occupied forever more. What a privilege. My reward is simply contentment.”

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Carol,
    Your work is amazing! My dear friend and former housemate, before Joe came along, Mary Jane McCool introduce me to your very impressive blog and hence, your work. I have been traveling around Italy for the past month before that to Croatia and Greece. Now I am certainly wishing I had brought along two rolls for sketching. Your travels in Italy and Paris sounded very ambitious but also adventuresome. Are you per chance in Europe at this time?
    I have been in Sicily for the past two weeks and will be leaving the island of Lipari in about a week to head to the Chinque terra.
    Wish you well and I think MaryJane for introducing me to your blog.
    Best, Teresa Mirabito


    • Teresa, thank you for your very positive comment! I have been negligent about posting, and your comment has encouraged me to get back at it. I love Sicily and Cinque Terre. Beautiful Italy. Best to you. Carol


  2. Dear Carol:

    My name is Ron Veiders and I’m the Director of Marketing at a company in Clarence; Dynabrade. We manufacture Pneumatic Power Tools (sanders, grinders, etc.) and are sold globally in over 90 countries. We are embarking into our 50th year, with a climax on April 1st (our anniversary date) when we will be hosting media, dignitaries, etc. at our headquarters.

    We are looking to commission an artist for a watercolor painting that we would proudly display in our offices, as well as want transferred to a limited signed lithograph for our shareholders, executives, and others. The subject would be a montage of Dynbrade images; our building, our founder, our key tools, key industries, etc.

    If this sounds of any interest to you, I would welcome a meeting so we could discuss further.

    Thanks kindly for reading through this proposal, and I look forward to your response.

    Best Regards,


    • Thank you for your inquiry, Ron. Sounds very interesting, but I’m afraid that I am not taking on any commission work. I would suggest you contact Rita Argen Auerbach. She is a master watercolor painter. Would you like me to contact her for you?


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