Carolyn Misterek is a fine artist working primarily in oil paint and occasionally pastels. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a fine art degree and the University of St. Thomas with a Master’s degree in art history, but for years after schooling didn’t touch a paintbrush or think much about art. Instead, in a digital design career, and then as an entrepreneur, Carolyn spent that time building brands and creating products. In 2019 she returned to painting full time and is now exploring the space where her past and present creative selves overlap. She lives and works in Washington, D.C. with her husband, two daughters and one kind of crazy dog.