Carol happily grew up in Kansas City Missouri always knowing she wanted to be an artist. After attending the Kansas City Art Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design she graduated with a BFA in Illustration. She is currently working on her MFA at the University of Hartford Hartford Art School Low Residency MFA in Illustration. She lives in Milwaukee WI with her husband and teaches at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Her love of nature inspires her award winning science and nature illustrations which have appeared in 50 children's books and many other publications.