Carolyn grew up in Dallas where her love for whimsical illustration began as a child. She earned a BA in Studio Art and Art History at Wake Forest University and was fortunate to experience art while traveling and working abroad as a curatorial assistant in galleries in Sydney, Australia. A sense of exploration and adventure can be felt in her vibrant & playful use of color.
Carolyn grew as a painter and shared her enthusiasm while teaching and developing children’s art curriculum at a local private school. Today she enjoys creating commissioned works for residential and commercial spaces while collaborating with designers and retailers. Her work has been adapted to fashion for Roma rain boots, athleisure leggings, and home decor textiles. Carolyn was recently commissioned to develop brand assets used in marketing for Bertolli's new US line of organic Carapelli olive oil campaign, The Art of the Olive. She paints in her home studio, alongside two mini muses // budding artists.
"I'm happy to have a small space & a few quiet hours late at night to create. I love thick sticky paint that takes weeks to dry. It's life-giving and brings me joy."
Image courtesy of Lauren Reynolds Photography
Ashley Bell Interiors, Dallas
Avenue I Events, Corpus Christis, invitation & web design
Bee Street Studio, Dallas
Better Homes and Gardens
Bertolli / Carapelli Organic Olive Oil
Contemporary ATX 5x7 annual Art Splurge
Dwell with Dignity, Dallas
EJ Interiors, Dallas
IO Metro, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
RA+G Gallery, Dallas Design District
Real School Gardens - mural design & garden installation
Roma Boots, rain boot design for women & children
Suzan Davidson Designs, Dallas
The Village Exchange, Knoxville