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  • Bog Turtle
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  • David Carroll Wood frog
  • Jefferson Salamander

New: David M. Carroll's series of previously unpublished wildlife studies Click to View

The studio gallery will be open weekends from 10AM to 4PM by chance or appointment at (603) 456-3947.

Welcome to the Carroll Studio Gallery

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We are happy to share 
this updated venue for our work with you, and thank you for visiting us.

We have wanted for some time to greatly expand the range of our original site, with a more comprehensive exposition of our art, in particular of our original works, which we will be able to offer for sale via our studio gallery/art web site, as well as directly from the gallery. These will complement our historic – classic – images that have been available as prints for many years.

We will also be introducing a series of signed, limited edition giclée prints of selected original works. David looks forward to displaying and offering for sale original works in genres outside of the natural history drawings and watercolors, the aspect of his work that is by far the most familiar to viewers and collectors. Selections of his non-natural-history drawings and paintings are shown in the gallery tour videos, parts one and two.

We will continue to have our traditional line of “product” (as I call it), with prints of some of David’s watercolors of turtles, trout, salamanders and frogs; 
Laurette’s landscapes and flower and garden paintings; Sean’s evocative “Last Cast”; as well as magnets and cards with some of these images, David’s books, and the T-shirts.

It is also David’s intent to take up his long-abandoned blog, davidmcarrolljournal.com, with highlights from the past (2015) season, observations from his twenty eight years’ worth of field notebooks, and other commentary, and accounts from the field as another season begins.

He will also be addressing issues of increasing importance concerning the destiny of the “Digs”, that has been at the heart of his notebooks, and central to his presentations and published works, as he continues to press for the need to go beyond conservation to preservation – the setting aside of intact, extensive, ecosystems featuring endangered/at-risk species and high biodiversity – excluding public recreational access (a feature of virtually all conservation properties), the great majority of which become, in essence, human playgrounds/theme parks, and dog parks.

This is an increasingly critical and contentious issue, with true preservation all but impossible to put in place.  

David M. Carroll dragonfly4Our new format will allow expanded pages, videos, and other content to amplify our site with exhibitions of our work, David’s writings (some in the foreign languages he pursues), demonstrations of our creative processes, virtual gallery tours, David’s readings, and on.

We invite you also to view postings that have been archived on Youtube in recent months, showing some archival videos of David’s presentations on turtle and wetland ecology, interviews, readings, and documentaries on his field work, art, and writing.

With best wishes, the Carrolls.

Painted turtle In water
David M. Carroll
David M. Carroll

Naturalist-artist David M. Carroll, who in 2006 was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is the author of three acclaimed natural histories: THE YEAR OF THE TURTLE; TROUT REFLECTIONS; and SWAMP-WALKER’S JOURNAL.

The latter was awarded the John Burroughs medal for distinguished nature writing. This “wet-sneaker trilogy” was expanded to a quartet with the publication of his memoir centered on his lifelong connection with turtles and their habitats, SELF-PORTRAIT WITH TURTLES.

David’s last book, FOLLOWING THE WATER, was nominated as a finalist for a National Book Award in non-fiction.

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Laurette Carroll
Laurette Carroll

Laurette Carroll studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels, often using mixed media and integrating drawing and collage elements into her paintings.

Her approaches range from naturalistic to impressionistic and abstract. Landscapes, in particular rivers, marshes and swamps, are a primary theme in her work, which is painted directly from nature as well as from memory and imagination.

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