Described as a 'painter's painter' Caroline Rust creates paintings and installations charged with expressionistic color and multiple layered surfaces. Themes blend those which expose a woman's moments of extreme vulnerability, her sense of self, and the contemplation of practices to which she clings or repels as she approaches her dressing table. Rust's artworks are featured in national exhibitions and procured by international and national collectors.  To her credit, she has achieved numerous significant awards for her work, has a personal commitment to the arts community, and has accomplishments as a teacher of art and design at the college level.