Born in County Durham in 1965, Carolynne grew up in small village in North Yorkshire where she still lives with her family. Carolynne studied at her local art school, Cleveland College of art and design where she gained an Honours degree in Fine art before completing an MA in Creative multimedia at Teesside University. Carolynne’s art lies somewhere between abstraction and figuration, she works primarily in acrylics but loves the textures and translucent vibrant colour that some mixed media elements can deliver also. She often employs bold colours and typically has multi layered and textured artworks, paint being scratched back making linear elements and revealing the hidden layers below. She says of her work "Layers are of prime importance to my work, figures and narratives appear and disappear during the process, I not only enjoy discovering these stories in the paint and I also perversely enjoy hiding them either partially or entirely, so that only I know and can see the trace of it's hidden meaning. Ideally leaving some part behind that hints at a narrative but allows the viewer to bring their own story to a painting, to interpret the forms and elements into a meaning individual to them is what I aim for." Carolynne's paintings and artist's books are in both public and private collections around the world.