Carol DeBolt Eikenbery, AWS, NWS

Watercolors, Acrylics, Oils



Carol DeBolt Eikenbery was born in Rockford, Ohio and now lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  She is a graduate of Fairborn High School in Fairborn, Ohio and the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. She works intuitively in acrylic and watercolor in both representative and non-objective styles, freely and experimentally interpreting her feelings until a piece expresses what she wants.

Much of her work, including several national and regional prizewinners are mixed media and abstract creations.  She also does impressionistic watercolors and more realistic land and seascapes based on photographs taken in Europe and the Caribbean.

She has had articles published in American Artist and International Artist magazines.  Her work has been purchased for many private and corporate collections.

Her work may be seen at the Artist's Gallery and the Shore  Gallery and Design in Virginia Beach and at the Destinations Gallery in South Boston, Virginia.

In 2009 she was enshrined into the Fairborn Schools Hall of Honor.

Major Awards

"Seed Pods"  Mixed Media


"Pericarp" Mixed Media

1999  American Watercolor Society International Exhibition -  Silver Medal of Honor


2000  Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition -  Best-in-Show.

"Wing Scales"  Mixed Media


"Totems"  Mixed Media

2002 National Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition -  Merwin Altfield Award


2006 Virginia Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition -  Best-in-Show


Honors and Publications


2002  Watercolor Magazine - Feature Article, Fall Issue.

2005  Watercolor Magic Honorable Mention in abstract category Watermedia Showcase competition.

2006  Article published in International Artist Magazine, Nov-Dec Issue.

2009  Induction into Fairborn city Schools Hall of Honor, Fairborn, Ohio.

2011  One of the featured artists in a book and video titled "A Walk into Abstracts---How Did they Do This?" by Artist Sue St. John.


Signature Memberships


 1990 Baltimore Watercolor Society

    1991  Potomac Valley Watercolorists

2001  Virginia Watercolor Society

  2002  American Watercolor Society

2002  National Watercolor Society



Corporate Collections

Cannon Corporation

Tower and Perrins

Pender and Coward Attorneys

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital