Carol Hough lives with her husband in Frederick, Maryland. She grew up in Northern New Jersey where she was enrolled in painting lessons at the age of 5. At the age of 7, she won her first painting award. At age 13 she moved to Maryland, where she continued her interest in art. After receiving the class art award in high school, she started a graphic arts career by attending Shepherd College for two years. She has won over 48 Awards for Design, worked as Head Paginator, and Art Director. She is inspired by water and flowers. She has been selling her paintings out of shows and restaurants in Northern Virginia for the past 7 years, where she was residing.