Carl Amoth has possessed an affinity for the creative arts since he was a child. Deeply inspired by nature, he began his path as an artist drawing and painting flora, birds, and natural landscapes. As a teenager Carl mastered the medium of pen & ink—creating detailed renderings of people, animals, and architecture (historic and contemporary), which grew into a small business through commissioned works. During this time he purchased a used 35mm camera, which marked the beginning of his journey with the creative potential of this tool—ultimately leading to a full-time focus on creating fine-art photographs.
Contrasting his current career as an artist, Carl began his professional life as a computer software engineer while in his early 20’s. This progressed into a successful career, where Amoth eventually served as CIO for multiple companies. Although his “day job” gave him satisfaction and paid the bills, it was his love of the creative arts that truly inspired him. Carl realized there was a unique opportunity to merge his artistic talents and technical skills, which served as the catalyst for exiting his IT career in 2007 in order to give his creative endeavors his full attention.
Carl is meticulous in the craft of creating photographs, videos, and fine art prints—constantly researching and employing the latest technologies, tools and techniques in order to produce art of amazing beauty and quality.
As an avid student of the natural world and foreign culture, Amoth frequently travels abroad. The span of his excursions includes the landscapes of North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.
Carl is the father of three grown sons and has two granddaughters. He and his wife, Bev, divide their time between their homes in North Carolina’s Asheville area and South Carolina’s Charleston area, which serve as rich and diverse sources of artistic inspiration and subject matter.