All About Carol

A constant supply of drawing materials accompanied Carol while growing up in Missouri. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute, attending her senior year at Rhode Island School of Design. She earned her MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford, Connecticut in 2014. Her education equipped her to be diverse and adaptable, with work appearing in 60 picture books and countless magazines, newspapers and advertisements. 

With a focus on science and nature, Carol has worked with many major publishers, including a Scholastic "Hide and Seek Science” series. Most recently you can see the small miracle of a chrysalis becoming a butterfly in Carol’s illustrations for a Tilbury House Nature Book, My Busy Green Garden, written by Terry Pierce. In 1991, she illustrated the children's book, Sea Squares, written by Joy Hulme, which was selected as an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council. Sea Squares was also a Children’s Choice and selected for the Original Art exhibition at the Society of Illustrators. The Maiden of Northland, written by Aaron Shepard, was chosen as an Aesop Accolade List book, and Thinking about Ants, written by Barbara Brenner, became an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children.

Carol paints predominantly in gouache, but also utilizes Photoshop for her illustrations. Her work has been selected for exhibitions throughout the USA including The Society of Illustrators in New York, Focus on Nature XIV and The Illustrator’s Club of Washington DC. She has also received honors from the The EdPress Association of America. Carol’s work is included in the Society of Illustrators permanent collection from the exhibition, Women Illustrators Past and Present.

Carol taught illustration at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design before moving near Boston in 2016. She has visited hundreds of elementary schools and libraries, conferences and colleges, speaking about her work and artistic process.

For many years she lived in the Washington, DC area raising a family. Life has taken her on to Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin and now Massachusetts, where she continues to combine her love of nature and animals in her artwork..

Carol is a member of the following organizations:

The Society of Illustrators

Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Picture Book Artists Association

College Art Association

Newburyport Art Association