Carolyn was born in Guelph, Ontario and has lived in Nichol Township, Hamilton, Fergus, and now Kitchener where she has resided since 1975.
She is a self-taught artist with a passion for portraits. She works with pencil, watercolours and computer. Since retiring from teaching, she has pursued many interests including travel, history, reading and computer, making wine, learning Italian and taking art classes. These include life drawing at Conestoga College and the Button Factory in Waterloo with Marshall Ward and watercolour, drawing and fresco techniques in Tuscany with Francesco Verdi.
As a member of CISV Waterloo Region Chapter from 1990-2007, Carolyn found herself leading a group of teens to Finland and another to Italy. These experiences were life-changing and the beginning of an unexpected and insatiable interest in all things Italian!
Carolyn exhibited her work for the first time at the Wellington Artists Gallery near Fergus in 2009.