Carolyn earned both a BFA in Drawing at Central Washington University and a MFA in Drawing and Painting at WSU. She has been instructing art courses at Bellevue College for the past 20 years. She primarily instructs courses in Basic Design, Beginning Drawing and Color & Design. She served as Art Department Chair for six years but is currently devoting all her time to the art classes.
Carolyn was born and has lived most her life in Western Washington. She and her husband maintain a home in Kirkland and a home on the Washington Coast which acts as a studio for Carolyn during the summer months. Her current work mixes collage materials, acrylics, and drawing media. A recent sabbatical allowed for time in the studio and travels to museums and galleries in New York.