North Shore Studio


Born in 1958, Carol Pyes joined Arts of Life in 2017. A stickler for precision, her practice is innately methodical. She plans her works thoroughly before beginning and takes equal time and care with their execution.

“The shapes. This one is round. They are all round but are different. This one is bigger and this one is smaller. They’re all different colors. I think it’s important.“

Pyes moves adeptly across a variety of mediums—often mixing them to achieve emphasis and texture. Saturated hues are layered to achieve depth and complexity. With focus and dedication to her practice, her style reveals itself through softly rendered hues within simplistic, peaceful settings.

“It’s fun to do it. Some people could buy your art. I’m feeling excited doing it and that I’m around people.”

Selected Exhibits

Winter Glow

Circle Contemporary, Glenview, IL - 2019

Inside the Box

Circle Contemporary North Shore, Glenview, IL - 2019

North Shore Awards Show

Circle Contemporary North Shore, Glenview, IL - 2019