But today (Sunday, Dec. 3), Kravitz gets her first chance go solo in her hometown.
Kravitz will display 24 of her latest paintings in a show entitled "Inside/Outside," which has its opening today from 3-5 p.m., but will be featured at the library every day through Dec. 22.
"I'm very excited," Kravitz said. "This is absolutely the crowning moment of my career. When I started painting full-time five years ago, I never thought I'd get this far. This show is like a dream come true. I'm ecstatic about it."
Kravitz said that Weehawken Free Public Library Executive Director Phillip Greco approached Kravitz recently and asked her if she would like to present a solo show at the library.
"I thought it was quite an honor," Kravitz said. "I think this will be a good representation of my work. I'm quite excited about it. It's my home and people from Weehawken can come to take a look at my work."
Kravitz said that the paintings she will show in Weehawken are definitely very new.
"One of them the paint is still drying," Kravitz said. "I do still-life portraits, depending on how I feel. But I do landscapes, very pastoral views."
Kravitz said that she practices the "plein-air" style of painting, where she paints images outdoors.
"When you paint outdoors, there's this immediacy to it," Kravitz said. "You have to capture the moment. You can't paint outdoors for more than an hour or two, because the light changes so rapidly. So you have to keep the mental image."
Kravitz has been earning acclaim for her work in recent months. She recently won an award at the New Jersey Hudson Artists' show.
"It's all been so very gratifying," Kravitz said. "I'm thrilled to have been afforded this opportunity to show my work."
All of the paintings in the display will be available for purchase.
For more information about Kravitz' work, log onto www.carolkravitzfineart.com.
"Inside/Outside," will be on display at the Weehawken Library, 49 Hauxhurst Ave., from today (Dec. 3) through Dec. 22. Opening reception today, 3-5 p.m. For more information, contact the library at (201) 863-7823.
"I do still-life portraits, depending on how I feel. But I do landscapes, very pastoral views." - Carol Kravitz