Printmaker / Mutimedia / Teacher

Carolyn Platt realized early that she could stand out among six kids if she received art awards; otherwise she might have become a baker or chemist. Born in Utah, she has red canyons and alpine meadow images in her brain; however, the Northwest has been her home for over 30 years.

She was lucky to study at Utah State University with Adrian Van Suchtelan, the drawing fiend. She also studied linguistics at the University of Utah for the purpose of travel, but always worked stateside with refugee populations teaching English. She earned her teaching credential at Eastern Oregon University.

She has taught art to all ages doing Artist in Education residencies in rural Oregon and teaching drawing and design at Central Oregon Community College. Middle school art teaching was her gig for 12 years. She has exhibited in the Northwest, collaborated with fabric artists to benefit Planned Parenthood and most recently been bitten by the printmaking bug.

Carolyn is an artist and a teacher, who investigates all kinds of mediums, but usually it those in which drawing is essential as it is the most forgiving and transportable. A pencil is her best friend. She is married to the artist Paul Alan Bennett, and they live in Sisters where she teaches and gardens for the challenge and hard-won rewards of them both.