Carrie Dudley

about the artist



Carrie’s style of painting is in the realm of contemporary realism.    She focuses on one subject matter and strives to bring out the details in the subject while evoking a certain emotion.  When painting a portrait, human or animal, Carrie’s goal is to bring out the true personality and character of that individual or pet.

She works in oils using a monochromatic palette to lay down her initial forms.  She then applies layers of color on top of this underpainting in order to mold the painting into its final form.  This technique gives her paintings a sense of warmth,  depth and color harmony.

Carrie is the mother of three aspiring hockey players (she does live in Canada after all!)  and lives with her husband Byron in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


June, July, August  2009 – Solo Exhibition – Brinsmead Kennedy Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

May, June 2010 – Feature Artist –  David Morris Fine Cars, SMART Car Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


If you would like information on a painting or how to commission a painting, please email Carrie at:



  1. Your paintings are amazing! How could I go about have you do a painting for my precious sharpei Bear? Can you give me an idea of price?

    Thank you!


    Comment by Jeanne Bahan | May 6, 2008 | Reply

  2. WOW truly beautiful work! I am amazed at the talent and how lifelike the paintings are! The soul of this dog was completely captured by the artist.

    Comment by Tracey N | May 8, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hello,

    Your work is outstanding! A fan of hockey art.
    what would be the cost of the jackson painting or the afternoon skate?
    What is your charge to commision a painting of a pet?

    Comment by Vito | August 14, 2008 | Reply

  4. Hi,
    I am currently working on an English assignment for high school about convergences. We have to compare two paintings and show how they somewhat connect. I noticed how your painting of the dog portrait looked somewhat like Winston Churchhill and decided to do my assignment on that. You say you try and imagine the personalities of the animals you paint and I was wondering what sort of personality did you imagine the dog having. I love the portrait effect with animals, I think it is really original. As a fellow Canadian I enjoyed your hockey paintings and I loved how in one of your paintings the girl is wearing crocs, it is a neat representation of the clothing we wear today.

    Comment by Benjamin | November 9, 2008 | Reply

  5. hey your work is truely amazing im doing an art assigment i have decided to base it on your wonderful work. cause i know everyone in my class is goin to do someone like vincent van gogh how orignal lol.

    Comment by chantel | February 3, 2009 | Reply

  6. Carrie

    outstanding. I look forward to our arrangement and I’ve got some more pictures for you now that I’ve seen your range.

    Comment by Gregory L Kerr | March 4, 2009 | Reply

  7. Carrie when I stopped at the studio yesterday and saw crooked smile I was so pleased to see my picture through your eyes. I remember when I took that pic she was so annoyed with me but immediatly gave me a great smile after I was done. possibley just shy? Your help with my cause is going to help many young children like her. Bless you my friend.

    Comment by Gregory L Kerr | March 27, 2009 | Reply

  8. Your pictures are incredible! You have a great talent that God gave you. ; )

    Comment by Danik | September 17, 2009 | Reply

  9. hi! I love your artwork. especially the one of the flower! thank you so much for putting them online.

    Comment by Kella | October 10, 2009 | Reply

  10. Lovely work, very painterly. I like your successful use of “off-center” composition. Nice feel for all of your subjects.

    Comment by Alli Farkas | May 4, 2010 | Reply

  11. interested in info on a commission

    thank you

    Comment by Kerri Miller | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  12. I love your paintings. They arev amazing.

    Comment by Nitesh | August 2, 2010 | Reply

  13. Hey
    I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to stop buy to see you in so long. I don’t work in Edmonton anymore but if I can stop by some day can we meet for a coffee?

    Comment by Gregory | April 3, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Greg,

      Yes, I would love to see you. Let me know when you are coming – I still have those prints for you!

      Comment by carriedudley | November 12, 2011 | Reply

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