Carol Barrett is a graduate of the school of drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art. She lives and works from The Dovecot Studio in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carol regularly travels to Africa (Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya) to study, sketch and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat.
Carol was the Artist in Residence for The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland in 1994. She continued to exhibit in solo and mixed wildlife art exhibitions over a number of years at RZSS.
In 2006 she was invited to The Cheetah Conservation Fund’s HQ in Namibia to use her artistic skill and has continued over the years to be one of their artists helping wild cheetah.
Carol is currently working on a new collection of marsupials, birds and other unique Australian wildlife from time recently spent in the protected bush areas in the southern and western parts of the country. Kangaroo Island, in particular Flinders Chase provided to be a sanctuary for most of the native species.
Carol has exhibited with the International Primatological Society, The Wildlife Art Society International, The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art’ and The Marwell International Wildlife Art Society.
In 2009 she was short-listed by the BBC Wildlife Magazine’s Art Competiton and in 2011 by The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition.
In 2012 Carol had two of her watercolours selected for The Wildlife Artist of the Year (WAY) Exhibition in the Mall Galleries, London. Also has been selected for this year’s 2015 WAY London Exhibition.
Carol has held three solo exhibitions of her paintings at The Donald Watson Gallery, Waterstone House in the Scottish Ornithologist’s Club in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Carol has completed over 590 commissioned works in a variety of media: some are in private collections in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, India and USA.
A committed conservationist, Carol supports a number of wildlife organizations in Africa and the UK.