Carol Hart, born in Shreveport, La., developed a love for art at a very young age. She earned a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. After a year of teaching and working on an advanced degree, she and husband Bill became part of the "back to the land" movement living in Madison County. But it was her love for people, especially those disenfranchised that led her to teaching children with disabilities and then on to founding Life Styles, a non-profit organization based on the belief that when all are included, all of our lives are enriched. Through Life Styles Carol was able to incorporate her love for art by establishing The Blair Art Center giving individuals with disabilities the opportunity to find their voice through art and express them creatively. Since retiring in 2012, Carol has reconnected with her passion for painting. She enjoys experimenting with a variety of subjects, mediums and materials. She loves the painting process, bold rich colors and those inevitable surprises that come as the painting develops. Recent works include figurative paintings, landscapes and abstracts. Carol lives in Fayetteville, AR with her husband Bill. When not painting or traveling, Carol enjoys being with her sons and their families.