Currently Exhibiting at
I now have a space entitled Opas.

Features cool old stuff and a variety of artwork. Mostly mine at this point,
however, the goal is to also feature other work created by family

(O = Osmolinski, P = Pio, A = Aldrich, S = Smullen)

 at The Penn Avenue Trading Company - top floor

44 Penn Avenue, Newport, PA 17074      717-579-4660​

Regularly exhibiting at PCCA Gallery

Regularly exhibiting at The Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks

Current inspirations & projects

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From my Instagram feed

used as a journal of my inspiration and the creative process
(including the struggles and successes). 


Carolyn S. Pio is an artist inspired by the turbulent organic essence of the creation process while exploring watercolors, wax, graphite, pen, and ink. 

Artist Statement

As a child, my learning disability was beyond my control. How I heard things was beyond my control. The pain of loved ones through the divorce and addiction was out of my control...I couldn’t make them feel better. I don’t have control over the devastation that occurs to forests and natural habitats...not only do I not have control but the trees and animals themselves don’t have control...they are all only objects...objects propelled by a force. 


In my art I feel empowered. In my art, I am ok with not being in control. Watercolors...a small prospect of the force of water mixed with colored vibrance...are beautifully and wildly independent and don’t give a damn to where the brush may be coaxing them to go.  This flow is leading me onwards to a give a voice to those that also have a loss of control. To the trees - animals. 




Artist Biography

Carolyn believes what it means to be an artist includes exploring, interpreting, and implementing . . . ideas, concepts, and techniques. For Carolyn, art is not just artwork, but a way of living - thinking - how one approaches a challenge. As a result, Carolyn has been successful in a variety of roles and industries, however creating has always been consistent.


Being nestled in the woods of Central PA, Carolyn is inspired by nature and utilizes the organic and unforgiving nature of watercolor, wax, and pen & ink for her creations. Recently, Carolyn began creating lampshades in order to capture the sunlight shining through a forest and it has grown from there.  The lampshades are created on hot-pressed paper, are applied with discernment in order to optimize the way the light shines. Carolyn then assembles the painting onto a shade frame with high-quality watercolor paint, and pen & ink. Wax is then applied with discernment in order to optimize the way the light shines. Each shade is hand-assembled either with archival cloth, tape, or hand sewn.