When Kansas-born Carolene followed her husband to Las Cruces, New Mexico, for his career in Arid Land Research in 1956, she discovered a life time new love----New Mexico. I love its adobe architecture, its outstanding skies, its ever changing mountains, and most of all, its people. Who needs to go elsewhere for artistic inspiration? She pioneered a designer clothing line in Mesilla, NM in 1977, retiring in 2001. Her passion always was painting. She moved to Taos, NM in 2008. Carolene graduated from Kansas State University in 1956. She has studied with many outstanding art teachers including Taos artists Rich Nichols, Stephen Kilborn and Leigh Gusterson. She is 82 years young. You can see her work at www.CaroleneofTaos.com.