Carolyn’s lifelong love of color and nature began in pre-school with boxes of crayons and jars of gooey finger paints. Blessed with parents and teachers who encouraged her artistic curiosity, she experimented and filled walls with art and winning ribbons.
Her passion for painting compelled her onward to the University of Georgia where she majored in advertising design and minored in studio painting. After graduating, she spent a few years in the advertising arena before returning full time to her love of painting. She immersed herself in studying the works of the American and California impressionists, and especially the color work of Wolf Kahn. Like them, Carolyn concentrated on seeing and conveying the effects of color and light on forms.
Her inspiration remained steady: the Creator, color, nature and their connection to the human spirit. Accolades and awards have followed her from coast to coast, but what she finds most rewarding is seeing the light and life on faces when they view her artworks.
Her paintings hang in many private and corporate collections including Oprah Winfrey, Duke University, Wake Forest University, Baptist Hospital, a North Carolina Congressman, the National Cathedral, and OtterBox. Forty-six of Carolyn’s paintings were recently installed at the Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Center.