Marine was born in Sheridan, Montana, and raised in the very small
town of Harper, Texas in a dome house designed and built by her parents.
Her mother is a weaver and a potter, and her father builds boats.
Her parents always assured their children they could do anything in
their lives they wanted, and that it was better to have a job they
enjoyed than to make a lot of money. Carol’s family has been
her greatest influence and inspiration.
After graduating from Harper high school, Carol
spent four and a half years at the University of Texas in Austin.
She graduated in the fall of 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
in Studio Art, and a focus in painting. During Carol’s college
days she met and married David Marine, with whom she now lives in
Austin, TX. David is her greatest fan and most helpful critic. With
this union Carol acquired two, lovely step-daughters, Sophie and
Maddie. On April 4, 2005, Carol and David adopted Wayne
Jacob Marine, then just 2 days old (seen in photo above).
On October 5th, 2006, Carol began the practice of doing one small painting a day and posting them on her blog. Each of these small paintings is for auction on Ebay & through her ebay store. Since then Carol has begun teaching workshops across the country about daily painting, and is a member of Daily Paintworks, a distinguished group of daily painters. Carol divides her time between
painting in and out of the studio (out with Plein
Air Austin), teaching and family adventures.
Carol is represented by:
Workman Gallery in Austin, TX
Rivervend Fine Art in Marble Falls, TX
Windrush Gallery in Sedona, AZ
Nueva Street Gallery in San Antonio, TX
Corse Gallery Atelier in Jacksonville, FL
Galeria Gardner in San Miguel, Mexico