Raised in the rural
areas of Oklahoma and Arkansas, Carolyn Mock grew up in close
contact with nature. After completing a technical school
course in commercial art, she worked for many years as a technical
illustrator and designer.
In 1985, Carolyn decided to
turn a much loved hobby into a career, and began painting the
wildlife she'd always admired. "My choice of
wildlife developed because of my firm belief that nature, as well
as everything in it, has the right to exist. This accounts for
my choice of realism as a style. This allows me to show the dignity
of each individual animal plus the awe I feel for the animals
I am painting.
Carolyn was chosen "Best
of Show' at the Operation Wildlife Art Show in Overland Park,
KS in 1996...and was featured artist at the same show in 1998,
where she also won "Best of Show" for the Southwest
She is a member of Women in Nature, the National Association of Women Artists, and the American Academy of Women Artists.