Carol Curtis was born in the South and studied architecture at Auburn University. She then traveled with Hyatt Hotel Corporation, utilizing her experience in management, hospitality and visual arts to open new Hyatt locations around the country. Carol launched a successful catering company and for the past ten years has built a textile design business.
Carol is an accomplished watercolor and needlepoint artist whose designs capture the essence of still life and botanicals in exquisite detail. Carol's needlepoint designs were commissioned to grace the White House Christmas tree in 1997 and she has designed and distributed more than 75 original hand-painted needlepoint canvasses to more than 130 stores throughout the United States.
Carol has had great success with oils and pencil drawings but her passion lies firmly grounded in watercolor. Her eye for color combined with her appreciation of the textures and fluid lines found in the garden are well represented in her watercolor art.
As a teacher, Carol is dedicated to helping her students surpass their expectations. Having studied with a number of master artists, she is committed to lifelong learning and the expression of her inner joy in her art. She has also shared her commitment to the arts by having served as the President of the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild from 2010 - 2012.
Carol is the proud mother of two amazing daughters and she considers her family to be her most important accomplishment.