Carroll McCormick Klingensmith was born and raised in Leechburg, PA. She is a graduate of Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA. Carroll and her husband reside in Ford City and Bradenton, FL. Through her lifetime, the beauty of nature and the wonder of all creation have enchanted Carroll. She has used a variety of mediums to express herself such as stained glass, oils, watercolors, and fabric arts. Carroll fell in love with watercolors and the vibrancy of their colors, which has been her focus over the last 16 years. Carroll has been recognized with honors such as the Artist Award, New Growth Art Festival, Indiana, PA and many awards in Western Pennsylvania.
Carroll paints her watercolor pieces almost as if she's using an acrylic medium; she uses saturated colors to paint thin, precise lines. Her backgrounds usually involve a blending of several colors, which watercolor allows for beautifully.