Carol Jean was born to be an artist. It was obvious at an early age that Carol possessed above average artistic talents. When given her first box of crayons Carol elected to actually color with them, instead of inserting them in nasal orifices or eating them. During her impressionable teen years, her parents (June and Ward Cleaver) tried to shelter her from the underbelly of the art world (Hippies.) However, she soon discovered the value of the art world that she was being denied. Her destiny had been painted. After many art classes she discovered her own box of paints, she has been experimenting with paints ever since.
In retrospect, Carol had many signs that she was fated to become an artist that went unrecognized for years. For example;
• She drove by the California Art Institute daily for 3 years.
• Her first painting was stolen and then recovered from Henry Mayo Psychiatric Hospital, a sure reflection on her value as an artist.
• A palm reader predicted her career as an artist on her 21st birthday.
It was on her 50th birthday that she had an awakening to her true calling as an artist. Since then she has painted over 300 pieces of work. In 2007 she was selected for the Peoples Choice Award at the Steamboat Art Council’s 25th Emerald Show.
Her personal goals include:
• living a long and fruitful life, (100+) and still painting daily
• dancing at live rock & roll concerts (front and center)
• creating art that inspires others to be connected to the world
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