Carole studied art at St Albans School of Art and Leicester College of Art
& Design before following a successful career as a commercial artist
running her own design business for 30 years.
She returned to her first love of painting, quickly gaining a reputation for
her sensitive and timeless portraits. Her subjects have included members
of the royal family, celebrities and leading public figures. Amongst several
TV appearances Carole took part in the BBC's 'The Big Event' which
featured a giant reproduction of John Constable's "The Hay Wain". In
June 2014 she was honoured to have her painting of Sir Charles Bean,
retiring Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, chosen as his official
portait to hang in the Bank of England.
Carole is not only a professional painter she is a popular art tutor and demonstrator whose work is in private collections
in Europe, the USA and the Far East. She is an accomplished all-rounder working in watercolour, water soluble pencils,
acrylics, pastel, water based oils and mixed media. She was runner up in the Artist and Illustrator magazine in their
"Artist of the Year" competition. She has exhibited at the SWA exhibition at the Mall Galleries, across the South East of
England and Brittany. As a best-selling author she has written books on how to use water soluble pencils, painting
flowers in acrylics and figures in watercolours. Her latest book, "DRAWING for the Absolute Beginner is a bible for
aspiring artists. She has also contributed to two large compendium books on drawing techniques and acrylics. Carole is a
contributor to The Leisure Painter magazine.