Carole Rafferty

Rafferty, Along the Embarcadero, 40 x 30 inches

Along the Embarcadero

Oil  On Canvas

40 x 30 inches 

View From Russian Hill, Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

View From Russian Hill

Oil On Panel

36 x 36 inches 

California Coast 2, Oil on canvas, 30 x 48 inches

California Coast

Oil On canvas

30 x 48 inches 

Bus Stop, Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Corner Store

Oil On Canvas

 20 x 24 inches 

One Palm Presidio, Oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches

One Palm Presidio

Oil  On Canvas

9 x 12 inches 

Presidio Cedars, Oil on panel, 11 x 14 inches

Presidio Cedars

Oil On Panel

14 x 11 inches 

Summer Waves, diptych, Oil on canvas, 24 x 60 inches

Summer Waves, diptych

Oil On canvas

24 x 60 inches 

San Francisco Study, Oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Over the Hill #4

Oil On Canvas

 40 x 40 inches 

Red and Green, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Red and Green

Oil  On Canvas

40 x 30 inches 

Sunrise Over San Francisco, Oil on canvas, 15 x 30 inches

Sunrise Over San Francisco

Oil On Canvas

15 x 30 inches 

Under Doyle Drive, Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Under Doyle Drive

Oil On Canvas

12 x 12 inches 

Vallejo Street, Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Vallejo Street

Oil On Canvas

 12 x 12 inches 

Street Corner 2, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Street Corner 2

Oil On Canvas 

36 x 48 inches 

Turnaround, Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches

Turnaround

Oil On Canvas 

18 x 24 inches

Church Street, Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

 Church Street

Oil On Canvas 

20 x 24 inches

Out in the Avenues, Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Out in the Avenues

Oil On Canvas 

48 x 60 inches

Side Street, Oil on panel, 24 x 12 inches

Side Street

Oil On Panel

24 x 14 inches

Seascape 1, Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches

Seascape 1

Oil On Canvas 

 24 x 36 inches 

Stormy Day,Chinatown, oil on canvas, 14 x 11 inches

Stormy Day Chinatown

Oil On Canvas 

14 x 11 inches 

Corner Store, Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

Corner Store

Oil On Canvas

 20 x 24 inches 

Carole Rafferty is a contemporary California landscape painter who specializes in urban and architectural scenes.  Her paintings portray her emotional response to the complex energy of city life. Through bold line and brush strokes and a vivid interplay of light and shadow, Rafferty’s paintings exhibit the vibrancy of the urban experience.

Rafferty graduated from London University and then moved to California where she studied at UC Berkeley and received an M.A.  She attended the Academy of Art in London and has had group shows in both the U.S. and the UK.  She has won many awards for her work which is in private collections across the U.S. and Europe.


The complexity of rendering a city is a constant inspiration, especially San Francisco where the light routinely changes- often within the space of a few seconds- from bright and vibrant colors to a spectrum of ethereal grays. These fleeting moments make the mood and atmosphere of San Francisco unmistakable and also a great artistic challenge.