Carol grew up in East Anglia and trained at Cambridge College of Art and Loughborough University. She has been painting professionally for more than 20 years. Her vibrant, cheerful abstract landscape paintings are derived from a combination of memory, imagination and the inspiration of the rural environment in which she lives and works. Being from a farming background, the landscape and nature are in her blood and central to her art.
Rather than the direct representation of a scene, Carol creates work about the sensations and emotions of being in the landscape at different times. What really excites her, she says, is colour and the way that different colours interact and create mood in a painting. She tries to work quickly and boldly, making interesting marks and beautiful shapes while building up textural layers. She likes her work to be positive, vibrant and playful.
Her paintings are also influenced by her love of mid-20th century painting and design, especially by artists such as Ivon Hitchens, and by contemporary colourists such as Barbara Rae.
Carol regularly exhibits work at galleries around the UK and also undertakes private commissions. Her work has been published as both prints and greetings cards.