Caroline showed promise as artist when she was attending Davidson College. As a city planning major, she also studied studio art with Douglas Houchens and several other prominent art professors at Davidson. She studied 19th century painting and Gothic architecture in France. After graduating from Davidson, Caroline focused on urban design at the School of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in graduate school, she learned computer programming and was drawn into a career in Information Technology. She had a successful IT career, spending most of her career at SAS Institute in Cary, NC. She retired as an R&D Director in 2014 from SAS and moved to St James, North Carolina. She started to paint and draw again, inspired by the coastal beauty and wildlife of Brunswick County. She works in many different media: oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastels and pencil. Her work is currently for sale in local galleries.
Caroline is a lifelong equine and horse racing enthusiast. She was a horse show mom for her daughter for over 20 years. They still own Jupiter, her daughter’s show horse, who is in at a horse retirement farm. As a thoroughbred racing fan, she has been to many race tracks, and to many of the beautiful thoroughbred farms in Lexington, Kentucky. Caroline is a member of the American Academy of Equine Art. She loves to paint equestrian subjects, but also enjoys painting animals and wildlife of all kinds. Besides horse and pet portraits, she also does portraits of people. She is available for commissions, both people and pets.