All About Carol
For many years Carol has been an illustrator of a wide variety of magazines, newspapers, advertising, and text and trade books for children. Her work has appeared in over 45 picture books.
In 1991, her illustrations first appeared in the children’s book, Sea Squares by Joy Hulme which was selected as an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council. It was also a Children’s Choice for 1992 and selected for the Original Art exhibition at the Society of Illustrators for 1992. It was followed by over forty other titles including The Maiden of Northland by Aaron Shepard, which was an Aesop Accolade List book in 1996, Thinking about Ants by Barbara Brenner, also an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children in 1998, and a six book “Hide and Seek Science” series for Scholastic. Her work has been selected for exhibition many times by The Illustrator’s Club of Washington DC and honored by The EdPress Association of America. Carol’s work is included in the Society of Illustrators permanent collection of Outstanding Female Illustrators of the Past One Hundred Years.
Carol enjoys speaking to students about her work and has visited hundreds of elementary schools. She also has made presentations at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Frostburg State University, the Kansas City Art Institute, the Corcoran School of Art and the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Even as a child growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, she wanted to be an artist. Her mother enrolled her in art classes at a young age. Carol attended the Kansas City Art Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design. For many years she and her husband lived and worked in the Washington, DC area, raising two children there. Then they moved to Florida, followed by North Carolina and Ohio. Carol now lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she continues to combine her love of nature and animals in her book illustrations for children.