Carol was born in Chicago where she studied art at North Park College and received her degree from Wright College. She was granted a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago. She was also awarded a scholarship to the Salmagundi Club of New York and eventually became a member of the organization.
Carol attended the Westbury Art Workshop of Long Island and was also a teacher of art at Malverne High School, Long Island, New York. Her paintings have been or are on display at The Hemingway marina and the Presidential Palace in Havana, Cuba; the Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West, Historical Museum of South Florida in Miami, the Vatican in Rome, Women in the Arts National Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Petoskey Library in Petoskey, Michigan, among many other places.