She has been recognized for her efforts with many awards and by achieving Signature Membership in both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society along with Signature Membership in numerous other national societies including Rocky Mountain, Hudson Valley, and Pennsylvania Watercolor Societies among others. In 2017, her painting was chosen as the top award-winning painting in the National Watercolor Society International Exhibition.
A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, growing up just blocks from the blast furnaces ofBethlehem Steel Company, Carolyn was surrounded daily by the commanding structures and activities at the massive plant. When the company closed in 1995, she committed to memorializing it, knowing that it was so very important in the history of our country, and her own family, and realizing that those structures had influenced her painting and her choice of subject matter in many ways.
Carolyn has been teaching watercolor for many years and is always happy to share anything she has been able to discover.
In the Family
Carolyn, age 6, watching her artist mother draw Santa for her with colored chalk.