Growing up around boats and sailing to distant locales have influenced Carol's artistic style and themes. Mother Nature in all her mercurial forms inspires her artistry as she interprets sea, sky, flora, and fauna in her work, both literally and figuratively. The silk/dye combination can be a very impressionistic, loose medium or quite controlled. Combining those methods along with endless experimentation keeps her work vibrant and ever-changing. The results are often surprising, but never disappointing.