Originally from south Arkansas, Carole has lived in Virginia Beach since 1988 after her husband, Joel retired from the Navy. Interest in the Arts has always been a part of her life. Her creativity has been expressed through the years in various forms including music, oil painting, floral design, gardening, silk screen, sewing, needlework and full circle to acrylic painting on canvas or paper. Mixed media is her favorite using vivid color, crayon, pencil and pastels in the expression of her painting. Her evolving style includes landscape, still life, and presently contemporary abstract painting.