Carolyn is a founding partner of the Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery.  Her paintings have been exhibited in various New York Galleries such as the National Art Gallery, the Goodman Gallery of Southampton, Guild Hall in Easthampton and Gallery North of Setauket and have received numerous ribbons and awards.  She is a member of numerous art associations on Long Island and has been honored by the Town of Islip for her contributions to the Art World. Carolyn is a member of the New York Plein Air Painters Society and is listed in the Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in American Business.
Carolyn is proficient in oil, watercolor, collage and woodcuts. She has studied with many well-known and published artists, such as Skip Lawrence, Charles Sovek, Christian White, Betty Lou Schlemm, Janet Walsh, Pat Dews, Lian Quan Zhen and Ross Barbera.  The New York Times has favorably reviewed her oils and watercolors through the years.  Not only are Carolyn's artworks acquired by local patrons, but they can also be found throughout national and worldwide collections.
Harrington enjoys painting "au plein air" with friends and fellow plein air painters both on Long Island and wherever her travels take her.  In recent years a group of them have journeyed up to Cape Ann in Massachusetts. Here they have painted not only the famous "Rockport Motif #1" which has been the subject of many well known Cape Ann Artists, but other charming vistas in both Rockport and Glouster.
Her inspiration comes from both American and French Impressionists.  Her paintings express the beauty and subtle nuances of the natural world. They especially capture the spirit and heart of Long Island landscapes, expressing the sense of harmony and quintessence that is to be found there.  Much of the beaches and landscapes that Carolyn loves to paint are beginning to erode or disappear and she wants to capture these vistas while they are still visible so that future generations can appreciate the beauty of our natural world.
Many of Carolyn's latest oils have been done using painting knives rather than brushes. This allows her to get a more impressionistic and spontaneous feeling to her paintings. There is also another side to her work which is expressionistic; it is here where she loves to explore non representational art through woodcuts, monoprints and collage.  Working with all these media allows Carolyn to reach within and take risks, thereby opening new connections to her creative wellspring.
Carolyn belongs to the following Art Associations
Wet Paints Studio Group of Sayville,LI
South Bay Art Association of Bellport, LI
Southampton Art Association
East End Arts Council, Riverhead, LI
New York Plein Aire Painters, NY
Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society