Born in Lyon, France, Carole Jury has lived in Princeton for two years with her husband and three children. Carole holds Masters degrees in Sociology and in Human Resources. She has worked for many years as Communications Manager. Carole has been passionate about art, particularly painting, for a long time. In France she used to paint for herself and for her private circle. Then, she saw her move to the States as a life-changing opportunity and parlayed her passion for art into a new profession. The broad, textured strokes of her oil paintings recall the work of celebrated French abstract painter, but while Soulages is known for his use of blacks, Jury’s canvasses feature vibrant reds, calming blues, rich browns and other earth tones. The naturalistic palette of water, sky, wood, then, reflective qualities of metal and transparency of plastic provide additional sources of her inspiration.