Nostalgic Folk Art was born in 2004. I came up with Nostalgic Folk Art name for my paper mache figures because I love the older things that remind me of my childhood and of innocent times. They are figures of folks both childish and impish and I love vintage folk art so putting nostalgic with folk art was/is a perfect and fitting name for my lil figures and business.

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The Best to you always!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Nostalgic Folk Art Wicked and Sweet gallery release

Bowersock Gallery has a really nice write up regarding my first solo show with them.
Thank You so much Steve and Mike!!!!!

Reception: April 13th, 6 to 8 pm - at our Mount Dora location.

Carol’s pieces are whimsical, and dare I say sweet, if sometimes on the slightly edgy and impish side. Her little people are about joy, fun, and nostalgia; but so much more. Spend just a little time looking and you’ll find lives in these little people - mischief, silliness, hints of stories and undercurrents.

Roll, is an Ormond Beach, Florida, resident. Her work has appeared in numerous national magazines, including “Folk Magazine,” “Southern Folk Art” and numerous times in “Prims Magazine".
In a world with so many slick straight-off-the-assembly-line figures Rolls are a stand out. The small mache figures evoke nostalgia through gesture, color and finish. Each is individually made, and clearly bear the marks of the hands that formed it.

Roll either sculpts figures from mache, or creates sculpted and found-objects, mixed medium works. Everything is fodder for expression: vintage TV parts, game pieces, jewelry, doll items, baby blocks and bottle caps.

Every one of Carol’s creations is a true character, not just another mannequin dressed in period attire.

The latest lot of work offers a mix of her worlds, including a heavy smattering of people and creatures of the carnival. There’s a wide-eyed girl with a bunny on a stick, a bear atop a ball, and polka dot elephants making merry.

Roll’s exhibit is in conjunction with the Mount Dora’s historical area, Art Stroll. Roll will talk about her little people; maybe share a few of their secrets at the opening reception, April 13, between 6 and 8 p.m.

Not only are the figures delightful, but the artist is charming as well Meeting her is as much a treat as coming across one of her figures.


  1. Woo-hoo! Awesome write up, darlin'. I agree 200%! Your art rocks!!

  2. ditto my friend and Thanks your always a doll!


My First Written Review/Kinda like your first dollar, I treasure this dearly

"Carol Roll is a relative new-comer, creating folk art for four years, now. Her paper mache figures reflect significant talent. At first glance, her angels, people, mermaids, and animals may appear cute and dear. At closer look, they are sophisticated, with detailed, expressive faces, each unique. Roll's work is anything but mass produced. It's the real deal. "

Linda Knopf Southern FolkArt Magazine 2008