CAROL ​Shikany ~  ArtIST 


Carol Shikany


I was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and remain active in the Menominee community as an artist, design consultant, and reluctant deckhand.  I paint plein air landscapes, narrative paintings, and portraits.  


I've lived in Cincinnati since 1974, have been married 31 years, and my two adult children practice law and alternative energy development in Cincinnati and Washington, DC, respectively. 


I enjoy fly fishing, sailing, canoeing, hiking, and swimming in sub-70 degree water.  You may see my husband Al and/or myself walking our inherited grand-dog in Ault Park, or sipping coffee in Awakenings with our friends - please feel free to reach out.


I will be teaching a course entitled Drawing Freely at the Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati beginning Feb. 6, 2015 - for more info, click here.


Education & Training


Central Michigan University ’73

BS Psychology


University of Cincinnati ​

Bachelor of Architecture, DAAP '85

Scenic Design Graduate Studies, CCM​ '04


Baker Hunt Foundation 

Michael Scott & Cole Carothers

Advanced Oil Painting (1994-1998)


Michael Scott Workshops

Plein Air Painting in OH & NM (2004-2006)




Community Involvement


Cincinnati Art Club

Signature Member Since 1999


Ohio Plein Air Society

Past Member


WomanMade Gallery

Past Member


Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati

Signature Member Since 2014​


West Shore Fishing Museum 

Design Consultant &

Volunteer Since Founding