Carmen Dolen


As a resident of Spearfish, SD  living next to the rich and vibrant Black Hills, Carmen is constantly delighted by the subject matter they provide.  Fascination of the creative process while working with pastels, watercolors or acrylics,  continues the challenge and rewards of capturing a moment in time.

Raised in the mountains of Colorado, Carmen started her love for the arts at an early age. She made time to draw and paint as much as possible. After earning her B.S. degree in Art Education and English, she became an art teacher and an advocate for the arts.

Carmen is a Signature member of the Artists of the Black Hills, and a member of the Black Hills Art Association,   Northern Plains Water Color Society, and ArtMeet.

Carmen’s art work available at


The Art Nest, Spearfish, South Dakota

Lead Deadwood Arts Center in Lead, SD

AVA Art Center, Gillette, Wyoming