Carol 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. [Source]
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. [Source]
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. [Source]
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. [Source]
Yearly Checkup - 6x6in. - oil on canvas - SOLD
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. [Source]
Where/how did you learn to paint?
"I went to the University of Texas at Austin but learned nothing there. There was no focus on improving skill from the professors, but rather impressing critics, which I have no interest in. I want to make a living doing what I love most - painting! I learned by poring over art magazines and books, studying and copying work that struck me, and experimenting a lot. Painting every day is the best thing I do towards improving!"