Carole was born from generational artists, living in Huntsville, Alabama. She is a graduate of Auburn University. For over twenty-three years, she has worked as a full-time artist, painting commissions and selling her work and teaching from her studio / gallery and from galleries throughout the Southeast.
Like a great Southern writer, Carole presents her Southernness in a heartwarming passion for bringing-out life on a canvas through her innate ability with color and light, as evidenced in her paintings--most being commissioned portraits of great homes
'that seem to bend under the weight of history or explode outwards with the joy of occupancy,' as quoted from a recent article about Carole's signature style.
Carole has also been selected to speak to audiences, one being the 2013 Congressional Art Competition winners at the nation's Capitol in Washington D.C. this past June. She has also been chosen as poster artist for many events over the years including Huntsville's Panoply of the Arts art festival and Liz Hurley's Breast Cancer Run. She is a Southern Living featured artist (October 2008), and has graced the cover of several magazines as well as beautiful specialty billboards from North Alabama to North Carolina, using her own talent in modeling and photography. With her identical twin sister Claire, who is also an artist in Chicago, Carole has hosted students on painting journeys in the Tuscany Region of Italy, in Cortona, where they have returned over the years and have become 'our special visitors and friends from Alabama' to the Italian family they have made.
For and extraordinary presentation of her work, visit caroleforet.com!