A lover of fantasy, myth, legends, and their magic, when
added to everyday life....Carol has drawn & painted bewitched
imaginings & other subjects since, well, ....forever! When asked,
she'll tell you..."If my scribbles and doodles invite YOU into
forgotten realms or playful landscapes, I'm indeed honored! That
IS my ploy after all, to charm you to enchanted places to reaffirm
your own belief! Come flirt with the magical side of life; it makes
the ordinary side SO MUCH more fun! And, maybe you'll be inspired
to pick up a paintbrush yourself!"
One of Carol's earliest childhood memories, is glimpsing a faery!
It occurred at a favorite dream spot; the shade of a cherry tree
in gloriously full pink blossom!! She returned to that spot faithfully
day-after-day, hell-bent on recapturing that meeting (pickle-jar
in-hand), and she DID recapture it.....in drawings and dreams. She
KNEW she'd seen that faery, KNEW she never wanted to be so "grown-up"
that she'd abandon the faery hunt !
A self-taught artist, crayons and lipstick-on-the-walls as a child,
gave way to pencil, charcoal, pastels, pen & ink, and later,
watercolors....on paper. Her bookcases sag with multi-genre art
books pored over through the years, many favorites by the pre-Raphaelite
masters. The fantasy art bug re-bit most seriously one day, while
lost in the wonderful Brian Froud book, Faeries, which caused her
cherry tree memories to flood back! Later, drawing a sketch of her
daughter, and by what hand--she's not sure, the sketch took on a
life of it's own, becoming (POOF!) a faery rendition! A bewitching
spell seems to have been cast by Sir Froud...she's been painting
fantasy creatures ever since!