Carolyn Neely is fascinated with the power of objects to contain memory. She grew up in a military family whose yearly moving vans held a familiar store of well-loved objects. In her studio, objects such as dolls, clothes, handkerchiefs and figurines have taken on a life of their own, and speak a compelling language. The objects that Neely paints become metaphors for her own personal history. Her intention is to find the human spirit infused in the objects, and to evoke a sense of poignancy, isolation and unfinished agendas. Neely obtained her M.F.A. from SCAD and currently resides in Savannah where she owns the Remshart Row Gallery and gives private studio instruction.