Carol Thibodeaux
Mixed Media

Baton Rouge, LA

Carol lives in a 100+ year old Acadian house near the banks of the Amite River in the Village of St. George, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.  Inspiration is everywhere in this rural environment, and folk art has allowed her the space to express her heart in many ways.  She makes whimsical sculptures and iconic creations using gourds, does paintings on wood panels, and has developed a method of painting on window screen which she calls  Cajun stained glass .  The freedom of being a folk artist allows her to overcome the obstacle of having no formal training in art and to absolutely work with the heart and soul of the project at hand.  Inspiration unfolds like the petals on a flower, intrinsic beauty all around.

Carol exhibits her work at art shows, markets, festivals and galleries throughout the south, is in collections and homes in many states and countries.  She served on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Crafts Guild and the Louisiana Gourd Society, and is active in the Louisiana art community.

“For me, there is only traveling the paths that may have heart.  There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length.  And there I travel – looking, looking – breathlessly.”

– Carlos Castaneda