Carole Rafferty

Downtown in Yellow and Blue

Oil  On Canvas 

40 x 30 inches

Over the Hill 4, Oil on panel, 40 x 40 inches

Over the Hill #4

Oil On Panel

40 x 40 inches 

Bay Bridge #4, Jackson and Mason, Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

Bay Bridge #4, Jackson and Mason

Oil On Canvas

40 x 40 inches 

Corner Store #2, Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

 Corner Store #2, Parnassus at Stanyan

Oil On Canvas 

 48 x 60 inches 

Mavericks at Low Tide, Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Mavericks at Low Tide

Oil On Canvas 

48 x 60 inches 

Mailboxes on Russian Hill, Oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches

Mailboxes on Russian Hill

Oil On Canvas

14 x 11 inches 

North Beach at Kearny and Columbus, Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

North Beach at Kearny & Columbus

Oil On Canvas

40 x 40 inches 

Street Corner #1, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Street Corner #1

Oil On Canvas 

 36 x 48 inches 

Top of the Hill, Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Top of the Hill

Acrylic On Canvas 

24 x 30 inches

Uphill on Potrero, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

Uphill on Potrero

Oil On Canvas

30 x 40 inches

Seascape 1, Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches

Seascape 1

Oil On Canvas

24 x 36 inches 

Lunch Break, Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

Lunch Break

Oil On Canvas 

 20 x 24 inches 

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

Street Corner 2

Acrylic On Canvas 

36 x 48 inches SOLD

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

Downtown Blue, Oil on canvas, 24 x 25 inches

Downtown Blue

Oil On Canvas 

 24 x 25 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.