Carol Carter was born in Sumter, South Carolina, received her BFA at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois and her MFA at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Having spent several years of her childhood in Florida, Carter’s work often includes images of water and tropical themes. She works in watercolor and acrylic media and is recognized internationally in both. She has exhibited in numerous countries and has received many international awards and accolades. Carter’s work is represented in many public and private art collections. Carol Carter lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She splits her time between painting in her studio, teaching, and traveling.