A native of New Jersey, Carol was born and raised in Perth Amboy, attended St. Mary's High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Glassboro State College (Rowan University). She taught art in Sayreville, NJ for four years before leaving to raise a family. In 1981 she returned to the field of Art, centering her efforts in the area of watercolors.

While studying with two local watercolorists Carol was influenced by the many techniques for watercolor paints. Adopting a non-traditional watercolor technique she treats her watercolor paints like oils. Using very little water and pure paint she layers and sponges the paint to create her paintings. The use of strong shadows and rich use of colors give her paintings a photographic quality. Most of her early paintings were landscapes, depicting scenes from the rural areas of Northwest, New Jersey, primarily Sussex and Hunterdon counties. She now centers her themes around natural floral landscapes

Carol is the recipient of many awards (including the Grumbacher Medallion, Jurors Awards & Peoples Choice Awards). She has displayed her work at major art exhibitions through out the Northeast as well as several one-woman shows. Her work has been published in Palette Talk - Issue #102, Fall 1999, a Grumbacher Educational Publication.

Public and Private Collections:
Douglas J. Kelley Associates - Parsippany, NJ
Franklin State Bank - Somerset, NJ
Hamamatsu Corp. - Bridgewater, NJ
Middlesex Public Library - Middlesex, NJ
Piscataway Public Library - Piscataway, NJ
Private Collections in: CT, DE, Fla, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, WVA, TX, Canada, Great Britain, Singapore and Taiwan.

Carol taught art both privately and in the New Jersey public school system. She is also a certified instructor for Winsor Newton. Having taken an early retirement from teaching art in Bloomsbury Elementary School, where she taught for 13 years, she hopes to continue to paint daily. Carol maintains her studio at her home in Cumming, Ga where she and her husband have relocated.

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