Carol Whitney was born in Batavia, New York and lived the early years of her life in Attica, just down the street from her grandparents’ house – the house featured in the series “Holding Her Hand.”
She grew up in Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University, and Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. After earning degrees in literature and creative writing in undergraduate and graduate school – she changed direction to follow her first love — art. She studied painting in Chicago with Grace Cole, and Sanford Roth, and has taken countless classes and workshops.
Her drawings and paintings are in several private collections.
She and her husband raised their three children in Fairfield, CT, and now divide their time between their homes in CT and on Crystal Lake in the Adirondack Mountains in NY.
She is a devoted grandmother to eleven exceptionally grand granddaughters. And life goes on.