Carolyn Shores Wright is an artist currently living in Huntsville, Alabama. When Carolyn had two teenage sons, she began her art career. Her early works were done in oils and acrylics, but for a vacation trip her husband gave her a set of watercolor paints. She soon realized she had found her medium.

The artist has developed a style which is sensitive, delicate and uniquely her own. Her whimsical paintings, which have long been favorites of the public, express her own personality with that of the subject. Her more realistic paintings show highly developed textures and patterns.

Her work has been licensed for such products as collector plates, greeting cards, porcelain mugs, stationary products, books, fabrics, wallpaper, dining products, window decorations, t-shirts, tabletop figurines and many other items. Licensing partners include: AMIA,  Art Brands, Bradford Exchange, Burton & Burton, Cherison, Creative Converting, Crown Point Graphics, Current, Danbury Mint, Dimensions, Harvest House Publishers, JQ Greetings, Leanin’ Tree, Marian Heath, Raz Imports, Toland Home & Garden,  etc.

Her work has also been used for promotional greeting cards by Audubon Society, the Christian Children’s Fund, Colorful Images, Military Officers Association of America, National Geographic, Retired Officers Association, Smithsonian, and Yankee Magazine.

CShoresInc can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest and Wanelo.

33 Responses to “About”

  1. Christine McNew July 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Hi, Carolyn,

    Thank you for brightening my life with your lovely artwork. I have a picture of a hummingbird drawing nectar from beautiful blue flowers, dated 1979. I have enjoyed it so much over the years.

    Best regards,


    • Carolyn Shores Wright July 7, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

      Hello, Christine….thanks for your message…I’m always delighted to hear from people who own a painting and let me know they have enjoyed it for so long…Have a great day…Carolyn

  2. Josee Forzono August 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    Hi Carolyn, I aquired a 8×10 picture of three little blue birds with white chests sitting on a branch. The birds on the sides appear to be singing to the middle bird. The branch has 2 leaves and 4 berries hanging from the left of the branch .. The picture is ink and pencil signed as well as numbered 159/200. Also there is a circled C52 after the signature. Does this picture have a title / name ? I love this picture. I will be anxious for your reply Thanks for your happy pictures. Josee

    • Jay Wright August 19, 2011 at 2:31 am #

      Hi, Josee…Thanks so much for your message. Mom has asked me to respond for her.The “C52” in a circle should indicate the copyright year, but mom wasn’t painting in 1952. Perhaps it is C92? Or C82? The print had a relatively small run at 200.She thinks the piece is titled “Caught in the MIddle”–the two birds on the end may be lecturing the one in the center. Mom is the youngest of four siblings and says she sometimes felt caught like that as a child…thanks again for contacting mom; we are so glad you enjoy her work. We have a question for you–Is this piece matted? Thanks…her older son, Jay Wright

  3. Betty Hinds September 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    I have aquired a picture of an old lady standing by a fence , she has on a straw hat and holding a pitch fork in her hand with a metal bucket sitting on the ground beside her. It is signed Carolyn Shore Wright ,dated 88 and has 483/1000 on it. I can’t find any information about it on the computer. Is it one of yours? Can you give me any information about it? Thank You very much. Betty

    • Carolyn Shores Wright September 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

      Hello…yes, the print you have from 1988 is one of my mother’s…she tells me it was one of a pair of similar prints done in that time period…mom has always liked painting older people, especially women…they remind her of family members when she was a child…she has done a number of such paintings over the years and they have been very popular…if the print you have has been signed twice, one signature is a part of the print and the other is her actual signature on that print. Thanks so much for contacting mom; she loves to hear from people who own and enjoy her work.

      Jay Wright

  4. Le September 29, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Hello..This Le Yeatts from Oklahoma city.I love to have the Holiday Bet from your colection.I never see this set ABC any where..Can you please tell me how I can find to purchage the set OK..or book.Please let me know.Thank you very much.Le

    • Jay Wright October 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

      Hi..the holiday alphabet you are asking about is the one on the Artworks! web site at http://www.artworkslicensing.com/html/holiday_bets.html Artworks! is mom’s licensing agent. That particular alphabet has only been used on some labels and envelope seals so far. Thanks for your inquiry and we are glad you enjoy the art of Carolyn Shores Wright.

  5. Christine Schnaufer Vincent April 5, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    Christine, Illinois
    I have 6 signed framed prints and love each one. I want them all! I think you have captured the essence and personality of these lovely wonders

  6. Cely April 25, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    After seeing one of the images from Birds Life Series 1 of a fellow card crafters blog, I was hooked and in LOVE. But, only to find PC Crafters is closed and the digital images are no longer available to purchase. I can only hope the rights to the digital images went back to you, the artist. OMG…these birds have captured the essence of life in such an adorable way. Perhaps I have missed where I can purchase. Ahhh…such an awesome talent and to find it when you did!

    • Jay Wright April 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

      Hello, and thanks for contacting us…mom loves to hear from people who enjoy her work. Since PC Crafters has closed, mom’s licensing company Artworks Licensing http://www.artworkslicensing.com/html/carolyn_shores_wright.html hopes to negotiate another contract soon for the sale of digital images…Jay Wright

  7. Cely April 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Thank you for your response and I will stay “very close” and watch the negotiations that will happen sooner than later. lol

  8. Angela S April 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Hello! We found this wonderful framed print at an estate sale and brought it home. It is signed by Carolyn Shores Wright. It is, like others here, signed in ink and in pencil. It appears to be either ’81 or ’87 (by the copywright number) and is numbered 1547/1950. It’s a lovely image of a blue jay on a branch filled with delicate pink flowers. The previous owner ingeniously had it framed by a local company (according to back sticker) with a light blue stonework matting. It’s a beautiful effect with the soft colors in the artwork. I’d love to know more about the painting. I found this site through Google, and also saw so many other lovely works while searching. Congratulations on a Beautiful talent, Mrs Wright!

    • Jay Wright May 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

      Hello, Angela S.

      Thanks for contacting us about mom’s art…she always likes to hear from people who enjoy her work…I’ve talked with her about your query, and she doesn’t remember this particular print…would you be able to email a photo to the address below? Also, what is the size of the print, including the matting?

      Mom has been very prolific over the years, and so many products, including many prints, have been licensed from her work that we have trouble keeping track of it all!

      Thanks again and all the best…

      Jay Wright




  9. Roxanne Johnson May 16, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    I have bought two framed hummingbird with flowers (hibiscus) I think! They are signed twice and on top of the signatures there is Ap it looks like it was done in pencil. These were done in ’92. Thanks and love your work!
    Roxanne Johnson

    • Jay Wright May 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

      Hello, Roxanne Johnson…

      Thank you for leaving your comment about mom’s work…she always likes to hear from people who enjoy it…yes, you have a signed print…artist signatures can appear in three ways: on the original painting, as a part of a print from that painting, and then a second signature on the print done by the artist for that print…mom’s work has been licensed for many prints [and other objects] over the years, and she did sign a number of those prints…thanks again and all the best….Jay Wright

  10. Jodi Koon-Atlanta, GA May 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Hello, I recently bought a print of three bluebirds playing golf, called “On the Greens”. It is signed twice and has 1167/1950 in pencil. It is in mint condition on heavy paper in plastic sleeve. I found it among some papers at an estate sale. I didn’t find any other art such as this in the collection at the sale. I haven’t been able to find anything on the internet about this particular print. Can you tell me anything about it? My husband and I play golf and it makes me smile–it is such a fun print! Thanks so much!

    • Jay Wright May 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

      Hello, Jodi Koon…

      I’m glad you enjoy “On the Greens”…the original of that print is one of a number that mom did in the 1980s in a series of humorous paintings called “Bird Life”…you can see originals of a few in that series in the ArtFire studio at http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/CShoresInc/1/7/16017//

      The prints from that series have been very popular…we hope in the future to be offering more of the originals and prints in the series for sale on ArtFire and other venues…

      Thanks for contacting us and all the best…Jay Wright

    • Matthew McLean October 2, 2012 at 4:15 am #

      I have also found a print of the three golf playing birds. It has the same pencil markings c88 1127/1950. If you know of the auction value would you please give me an idea thank you for your time

      • Jay Wright October 2, 2012 at 11:45 am #

        Hello, Mr. McLean, and thank you for your comment…the number “1127” means you have print #1127 out of the 1950 that were printed in that particular run…the c88 indicates a 1988 copyright date…over the years mom’s art has many licensed for hundreds of items, including many prints such as the one you have. We have no way to determine the current value of any of those items.

        We hope you enjoy the print and thanks for contacting us…all the best…

        Jay Wright




    • Rita Vankeulen November 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

      Hi I just found the same print framed in a grift shop….love it, 1414/1950. C88. Love it

  11. David R. Clark, Sr. June 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Hi. This mornng I purchased at a yard sale three nicely framed and backed prints dated 1994. One is a cup and saucer with leaves, another one is a plate with the green leaves, and the last one is a tea pot decorated with leaves.When I saw them, I said, you are coming home with me. My wife thought I was crazy paying $15.00 for the three. I said I will find a place or send them to my daughter.
    They are very nice and were done in 1994. Were they originals or part of a numbered collection, it does not show anything other than the name, and 94.

    Thank you so much. They are very distinctive.

    David Clark

  12. katie williams September 9, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    I have two painting of some lovely chinese woman, one is holding a fan facing to the left i believe and the other is another woman facing to the right, separate paintings, signed by carolyn wright shores ’94

    • Jay Wright September 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

      hi, Ms. Williams…thanks for your note…mom has always been fascinated by patterns and design elements in painting and the two prints you have are examples…mom’s many paintings of quilt patterns and original crockery designs are others….Jay Wright

  13. Sally Johns February 21, 2013 at 1:51 am #

    Hello. I have two framed artworks, each holding three approximately 5″ x 7″ prints of very fine-appearing tea cups and saucers. These are dated 1993 and I cannot tell if they are hand-signed and if there are two signatures or one. I have had these for approximately five years and consider them to be one of my greatest finds. Could you tell me about these, please? Thanks for sharing your great talent with all of us, your adoring public!

  14. andria donnelly brewer December 6, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    I have a beautiful framed/ matted one that is approx 9 x 7″. It is a fat little blue and yellow bird on a stalk of yellow flowers…it is signed once and nothing more. Is that an early painting or print? I just love it. I can send a pic if you would like to see it. I simply cannot find info on it anywhere. It’s so nice to be able to come here and ask about it. Give your Mom my regards…

    • Jay Wright December 6, 2013 at 4:41 am #

      Hello and thank you for contacting us…please do send a digital to us at cshoresinc@gmail.com Mom has painted many birds and flowers over the years and that will help us identify it and hopefully provide a little more information…Jay Wright

  15. Anahi June 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    I purchased at a yard sale a 7 x 9 picture of what appears to be a letter or poem in pencil with a bouquet of pink hibiscus flowers in the center, which was done with colored pencils I believe, on the upper right corner there is a date of May 21? can’t seem to make out the rest and the letter/poem is written to (For My ____ ) couldn’t make out the name and is signed on the bottom left corner Carolyn Shores Wright, the actual parchment paper has a certain design on the outer edges of paper. Could you tell me any information on this one..
    Thank you

    • Jay Wright June 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

      Hello and thank you for your inquiry. We are not sure about the piece you describe; would you be able to email a photo to cshoresinc@gmail.com? That way mom and I may be able to identify it. Thanks again for your interest in mom’s artwork.

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