North Shore Studio


Born in 1958, Carol Pyes joined Arts of Life in 2017. Though relatively new to the studio, her outgoing and helpful nature provided a seamless entry into our community.

Pyes works adeptly in a variety of mediums; most often pastels or colored pencils. Her artwork evidences a light hand and a penchant for the people and animals she has a fondness for.

“I like colored pencils better than oil pastels. I’m glad it’s done because I finished it. I feel proud that it’s done.”

Her practice is methodical. She plans her works thoroughly before beginning a project and and takes equal care with their execution. A stickler for precision, her color selections are meticulous. Likewise, the composition and mark making of her works reveal fastidious intentionality.

Selected Exhibits

7th Annual Square Foot Show

OPEN Gallery, Glenview, IL - 2018

North Shore Awards Show

Arts of Life, Glenview, IL - 2018