Caroline Winter has been making art since she was able to hold a paintbrush in her hand. Granted, art made by an 18 month old baby doesn't always belong in a gallery, but the spark has been there since the beginning. Up until high school she dabbled with watercolors and pastels, creating fantastic scenes common in the mind of a preteen. It was in high school that she discovered her love of graphic design, after designing a new t-shirt for her acting troupe, Foolproof, in her Foundations of Technology class.
However, this love for design sort of disappeared after graduation. After being diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, education fell to the back burner as she went into a downward spiral. Luckily, she kept up with her love of art, finding oil paints to be her one true love when it came to traditional Fine Art mediums.
It was not until she accepted a job as a graphic designer with a small distribution company that she realized “Oh wait, this was kind of my calling before everything went to hell in a handbasket.”
While still struggling to get a handle on her mental diagnoses, she decided to pursue her original dream of being a graphic designer and went back to school. While learning all of the technical skills of graphic design she continued to develop her own personal art style, which still continues to change and evolve.
Today, Caroline aims to use her art to help end the stigma surrounding mental disorders, and raise awareness for those that have been diagnosed. She wants to show the world that all people deserve to be happy, healthy, and loved, regardless of their diagnosis.
While working towards her ultimate goal of changing the world, she is content to reside in her little homestead with her plants, her books, her husband, and her three neurotic cats.
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