Biography: Carol Caughey
For Carol, paintings begin when she sees something and thinks, “Wow! I’d like to capture that in a painting.” Her goal is to interpret and present the “Wows!” of natural or cultural worlds without being too literal. She focuses on the essence, irony, contradiction or odd linkage that she sees in the world around her.
Carol lived much of her life in rural areas from Twinsburg, OH to Aripeka, FL to Shelby Forest, TN. Her professional life evolved from elementary school teacher, to teacher educator, to educational anthropologist. Observing and analyzing cultural groups were what she did.
In 2000 upon retiring from The University of Memphis she began studying watercolor because of its unique color properties and control challenges. Carol studied with the master watercolorists at the Springmaid Beach Water Media Workshops in Myrtle Beach, SC and with Fran Larsen at her Santa Fe, NM studio. Carol is currently studying with Memphis artist, Fred Rawlinson at his Atelier.
Carol competes in regional, state and local competitions. Her work has appeared on the cover of JAVMA, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.