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Eunice, oil 36x36 by Carrie Goller

Eunice, oil 36x36 by Carrie Goller

multi-media ARTIST

Born and raised on Washington’s tiny Bainbridge Island, artist Carrie Goller recalls being advised as a child to pursue a career in fine art.  A brush with mortality led her to become a serious and dedicated artist.

Once I finally indulged my need to create art, the door was opened and I haven’t looked back.  I’ve been making up for lost time; a bit obsessed.  Art is now a necessity for me. I find true expression and balance in that world, says Goller.

Goller is inspired by simple, sensuous organic forms and the realm of colors, shapes and textures found in nature. Her thoughtful approach to subject matter can be evidenced from her tender still life work, along with a passion for rendering impressionist oils of daily life.  From her Bainbridge Island and Hood Canal studios she transitions within several genres and multiple media, including oil and pastel, as well as ancient mediums such as encaustic (molten pigmented beeswax) and egg tempera.  Goller’s approach tends to be experimental with leanings toward the classical. 

Goller attended Northwest College of Art and has studied with artists such as classical master Juliette Aristides, and plein air artists, Jim Lamb and Ned Mueller.  Her work is held in U.S. and international private and corporate collections and she shows in several museums and galleries in Washington and beyond, including Carrie Goller Gallery in historic downtown Poulsbo, Washington.  Most recently Goller was featured in a solo exhibition entitled Creatures Comfort at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Additionally, Goller was featured on King 5 television news; her works have been selected for the Washington State Annual Collective Visions Gallery Shows and has been featured in national magazine, American Art Collector.  She is one of ten artists interviewed and featured in Encaustic Art, by Jennifer Margell, published in August 2013.  An instructional DVD has been developed of her encaustic painting demonstration and teaching methods and she instructs artists and arts organizations privately.  Additionally, Goller is one of 500 worldwide signature members juried into Artists for Conservation Foundation, a non-profit, international organization dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the natural world.  Goller is thankful for the friendship and generosity of talented nature and bird photographers that share reference photos with her, including Bonnie Block, Renee Gage, Crystal Moore, C J Hockett, Brad Camp, John Dorsey, Guy Sidora, Julie Zickfoose, Eileen Smith, Chad Coleman, Boe Baty, John Dykstra, various bird and nature groups and many others - some befriended via social media such as Instagram, with monikers like Newportbeachtweet (Vikki Amrine), Myhummingbirdheaven (Laura Soffer), Humminglovebirds (Emily Zamora) and BubBoy (Andrew Markey). Without their help, it would not be possible to capture all of the creatures Goller loves to portray in paint.   

As a colorist, I truly appreciate Carrie Goller’s work. She has a wonderful talent for creative combinations that really do engage the eye, says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and Director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information & Training.




  • Carrie Goller Gallery, Poulsbo, WA

  • Gallery of Modern Masters, Sedona, AZ/Lancaster, PA

  • Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Gallery Store, Bainbridge Island, WA


  • Michael Birawer Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • Earthenworks Galleries, Port Townsend and La Connor, WA

  • American Art Company, Tacoma, WA

  • Pagosa Springs Art Center, Pagosa Springs, CO

  • Alki Arts, Seattle, WA

  • Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA

  • Blue Water Artworks, Poulsbo, WA

  • Global Art Venue, Seattle (closed)

  • Art Concepts on Broadway Fine Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA (closed)

  • The Gallery at Southcenter, Seattle, WA (closed)

  • For Art Sake, Gig Harbor, WA (closed)

  • Directors Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA (closed)

  • The Art Mine, Port Hadlock (closed)

  • Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • Artists for Conservation Foundation

  • Indi Studios, Poulsbo, WA (closed)

  • Clever, Kingston, WA

  • Fusions Gallery, Ocean Shores, WA

  • Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA

  • Indie Banditas, Bainbridge Island, WA (closed)

  • Able + Baker, Ventura, CA

  • The Quilted Raven, Anchorage, AK

  • Cabin Fever, Anchorage, AK

  • Artisans on Taylor, Port Townsend, WA

  • Victor Alexander Wine Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA (closed)

  • Upstairs Gallery at The Pavilion, Bainbridge Island, WA

  • A is for Artists Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA (closed)

  • International Encaustic Artists

  •, Artistic Representative

  • Winslow Contemporary Arts, Bainbridge Island, WA (closed)

  • Jeanne F. Roberts Consulting, private Art Broker, Bellevue, WA

  • Picture Source of Seattle, High Point, Dallas and Las Vegas

  • Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA

  • Raven Blues artisan gallery, Poulsbo (closed)

  • Watson Kennedy Fine Home, Seattle/Bellevue

  • Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

  • PleinAir Washington

  • Puget Sound / Bainbridge Island Portrait Guild

  • Patina, Bellevue

  • Santa Fe Art World

  • Island Nest, Bainbridge Island (closed)

  • Rancho Winslow, Bainbridge Island (closed)

  • Bainbridge Island Studio Tour

  • Winterfest, Bainbridge Island

  • Healthy Living Expo. Bainbridge Island

  • Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country Tour

  • Bainbridge in Bloom

  • Bainbridge Island Home & Garden Show

  • Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities

  • Cultural Arts Foundation NW

  • Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett, WA

  • Indianola Garden Tour

  • Made in Bremerton Gallery (closed)

  • Poulsbo Artist League

  • Bainbridge Island Art Walk

  • Old Town Silverdale Art Walk

  • Kingston Art Walk

  • Art Buffet

  • Knowles Studio, Poulsbo

  • Caboose Crew (CMK Studios)


  • North Kitsap Herald, Business, Front Street as an Arts Destination (April 18, 2014)

  • One of ten artists interviewed and featured in Encaustic Art, The Art of Painting with Wax & Mixed Media, by Jennifer Margell (published August 2013).

  • Port Townsend Leader, Local artists chosen for statewide CVG competition (1/9/13)

  • KING 5 10pm news, July 20, 2011, interviewed by Jean Enersen for Health Link

  • BKAT (Bremerton Kitsap Access Television), interview by for I Heart Kitsap video

  • American Art Collector magazine, Finding Balance, full page 234 Artist Focus article, page 32 (October 2010 issue)

  • Poulsbo Herald, What's Up feature article, Carrie Goller is Recapturing her Childhood on Canvas

  • Kitsap Sun, front page article Going from Poulsbo Abode to Art Studio (4/11/10)

  • Taking Encaustic to the Next Level, by Jennifer Margell, one of 8 artists interviewed and included in upcoming workbook/audio CD (4/10)

  • Poulsbo Herald, What's Up feature article, Rockwater Art Center: A love story (3/4/10)

  • Kathleen Ney, Signet Studio, blog interview: (2/2010 online)

  • Bainbridge Review, Arts & Leisure feature article: It's a brand new show, by Goller!, Island native mounts fresh work at Victor Alexander (5/1/09)

  • The Port Townsend Leader (Port Townsend, WA), Art Mine (2/09)

  • The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA), Wham Bam Art Sampler, Waiting (Raven encaustic) (12/4/08

  • Rio Nuevo Publishers, book cover and inside art for The Raven, Soaring through History, Legend and Lore, by Lynn Hassler (10/07 release)

  • Tacoma Weekly, Artist Explores Ancient PaintingTechnique (6/29/07)

  • Seattle P.I., Madoka restaurant review art photo (6/14/07)

  • Central Kitsap Reporter, An Artistic Side to Advanced Medical Imaging (3/10/07)

  • ArtsNews, Winslow Contemporary Arts Introduces New Artists, page 8 (Spring 2007)

  • Peninsula Lifestyle Magazine, Art Showcase, Missoni, full page 17 feature (July/August 2006)

  • American Artist Magazine, Portrait of The Director, page 4 (10/06 and online)

  • American Artist Magazine, Portrait of Gloria, page 4 (9/06 and online)

  • Bainbridge Review, Arts & Lesiure full page feature: Art is a Fruitful Pursuit for Goller (2/1/06); A Smorgasbord of Talent at the Art Buffet: Women Artists Find a New Roundtable for Artistic Inspiration, Social Interaction, page A3 (3/15/06); Scene & Heard, page A5 (7/17/04)

  • Central Kitsap Reporter, An “Art Buffet” of Miniature Paintings, Plein Air Oils... (3/17/06)

  • Bainbridge Island Arts News, 4 Pears, page 8 (Spring 2006)

  • Kitsap Arts & Entertainment, Hummingbird III, Pear Harvest: 1 Artist, 2 Shows, page 11 (5/26/06); Cherry

  • Blossoms II, page 10 (4/21/06); Sad Woman, page 10 (9/9/05); Pears III(a), page 11 (10/28/05)

  • The Bainbridge Islander, Idyllic 9, entire front page (8/2/08); Throne of Thorns, page 10 (1/14-20/06)

  • Art Access (, Bainbridge Island Studio Tour (page 3), The Sky's the Limit (page 19), Rainier Tower (page 34), (7/08-8/08), Anjou, page 15 (12/05 - 1/06)

  • Bremerton Arts News, What’s Up, Cover: Sad Woman, page 6, (9/7 - 9/13/05)


  • Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Solo Exhibits - Creatures Comfort - 25 pieces throughout the museum during summer exhibition (June through September).

  • Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Trunk show - invited to display and sell collection of recent works in a one-day solo event - July 7, 2018 in conjunction with her recent exhibit Creature Comforts.

  • Bainbridge Island Working Studios, one of 20 artists invited to exhibit August 8-10, 2013 at Mesolini Glass Studio, Bainbridge Island

  • Bainbridge Island Gateway,  one of 36 artists invited to decorate a Frogs on Bainbridge public art project.  Bugsy now on display in front of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art until September 2014 auction to benefit Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, sponsored by Bainbridge Island Gateway

  • Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, Wa, Buffalo Jump invited to The 2013 Annual Juried Washington State Exhibition

  • Stormchaser III awarded 1st Place Overall Category, Countryside Art Competition October 2012, Light Space & Time Art Gallery

  • Artists for Conservation Foundation, one of 500 artists world-wide to be juried and accepted into this international non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the natural world

  • Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, Wa, PopTart and Finch invited to The 2011 Annual Juried Washington State Exhibition (2/11)

  • Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA, The Shape of Water juried exhibition (4/10 - 6/30), see video

  • Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA, Strait Art 2010 invitational/juried exhibition (3/4 - 5//10)

  • Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA, Strait Art 2010 invitational/juried exhibition (3/4 - 5//10)

  • International Color Marketing Group, one of 10 artists selected to exhibit at semi-annual conference (4/19/09)

  • Healthy Living Expo, invited by Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce to promote art in healing, sponsored by Harrison Medical Centers, encaustic demonstration (1/28/09)

  • Peninsula Art League, Kimball Gallery, Gig Harbor, WA, hired to Judge 250 member exhibit

  • National PTSA Reflections Program, judged K-5th grade student entries for state competition

  • Jeanne F. Roberts Consutling (private Art Broker), Almost Famous private exhibit, Bellevue, WA, one of 20 artists selected (November 14, 15, 16)

  • Picture Source, Seattle, one of 16 artists represented; one of two artists chosen for limited editions on national print market

  • Indianola Garden Tour sponsor, The Trillium School, chose “Pucci” for 2007 poster art / publicity campaign

  • Bainbridge in Bloom (garden tour), two works chosen as runners up for 2007 poster; two works featured on 2007 boxed set of cards

  • Bainbridge in Bloom (Patron Dinner Auction), selected as commissioned artist 2006

  • Madoka Restaurant, Bainbridge Island, chosen as house artist

  • Silverdale Art Walk, 2006 Honorable Mention Award; art featured on cover of Sound Publishing group’s What's Up

  • Bremerton and Silverdale Art Walks, selected as solo featured Artist in Action (2004, 2005)

  • Susan G. Komen Rally for a Cure, Keynote Speaker / Portrait Presentation, Wing Point Golf & Country Club, Bainbridge Island (2004)


  • Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

  • Pratt Fine Arts Center Auction

  • Bainbridge Island Downtown Association

  • Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities

  • Cultural Arts Foundation NW

  • Harmony Hill Cancer Retreat Center

  • Auction for the Arts (Bainbridge Island)

  • Bainbridge Performing Arts

  • Bainbridge in Bloom

  • Admiral Theater Foundation

  • Islandwood, Bainbridge Island

  • West Sound Wildlife Shelter, Bainbridge Island

  • Bainbridge Island Land Trust

  • Kitsap Community Foundation

  • Global Team for Local Initiatives (Ethiopian Hamar Tribe project)

  • Out Kitsap

  • Christ the King Academy, Poulsbo

  • The Trillium School, Indianola

  • Kingston High School

  • Vinland Elementary School, Poulsbo

  • Poulsbo Elementary School

  • Suquamish Elementary School

  • Poulsbo Garden Club

  • Tarver Kidney Fund

  • East-West Outreach (Romanian Orphanage program)

  • Compassion International (orphan program)

  • Susan G. Komen Foundation

  • Race for the Cure

  • Rally for a Cure

  • Breast Cancer 3-Day

  • Breast Cancer Prevention Fund

  • American Cancer Society

  • Charles Moriarty Foundation

  • Alzheimer's Association

  • Lions Club

  • Rotary Auction


  • Private encaustic instruction of 10 students at private farm retreat, Evergreen Acres, Bainbridge Island, WA, summer 2012

  • Ongoing private encaustic instruction at Evergreen Acres private farm and my private studio on an exclusive and limited basis

  • DVD produced from Port Ludlow Artist's League Encaustic Demonstration, summer 2012

  • Owner/Founder, Rockwater Art Center, Poulsbo, WA, artists retreat for intensive workshops

  • Ongoing private mentoring of several artists and student (since 2008)

  • 2009 Healthy Living Expo, Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, encaustic demonstration (1/24/09)

  • 2009 Art Internship, Northwest College of Art, Fine Arts student, Jorgine Agasa (Fine Arts degree 2009)

  • 2008/09 Art Internship, Northwest College of Art, Fine Arts student, Susan Olgivie (Fine Arts degree 2009)

  • 2007 Art Internship, Northwest College of Art, Fine Arts student, Shana Fowler (Fine Arts degree 12/07)

  • 2007 Web Design Internship, Olympic College, Brian Lewis (graduated 2007)

  • Private mentoring / instruction in drawing, painting, encaustic

  • Encaustic demo, Art Expo / Winslow Contemporary Arts

  • Oil painting demo, Silverdale Arts Walk

  • Art Docent, Vinland Elementary (2003-2004)

  • Volunteer Art Teacher, Christ the King Academy (2004-2008)


  • Northwest College of Art, Poulsbo, WA (Fine Arts program)

  • Claudia McKinstry/CMK Studios, Bainbridge Island, ongoing weekly studio time at exclusive artists community since 2004

  • Gayle Bard (landscape artist) Bainbridge Island, mentoring

  • Aleksandr Kargopoltsev, Russian Classical Master, Drawing Course

  • Juliette Aristides (Classical Master, Atelier at Gage Institute) portrait course, still life workshop

  • Jim Lamb plein air workshop, Rockwater Art Center

  • Ned Mueller plein air workshop, Rockwater Art Center

  • Liberty Bay Art School Representational Master Drawing course

  • Liberty Bay Art School Color Theory course

  • Liberty Bay Art School Friday series workshops

  • Jane Wallis pastel portrait course

  • Stella Canfield (Bulgarian watercolorist) courses

  • Judith Barnett oil portrait course


2005 - Liberty Bay Art School Friday series workshops.

February - Attended Jane Wallis Pastel Portrait 4-day workshop February 2005. 

May - Completed Liberty Bay Art School Color Theory 6 week course 5/17.

June - 6/22 Third watercolor workshop with Bulgarian artist, Stella Canfield.

October - 10/05-present: Weekly workshops at Claudia McKinstry Studio, Bainbridge Island.  


February - Judith Barnett - Oil Portraits - week long workshop.

April - Renowned Romanian Watercolorist, Stella Canfield workshop. 

May - Juliette Aristides Portrait Workshop.

June - Liberty Bay Art School Representational Master Drawing 6 week course (emphasis on old master's methods and composition via the Golden Mean).

November - Stella Canfield Watercolor Workshop.