Carolyn Ferrari is a classically trained painter who is known for her impressionist landscapes and seascapes,
as well as her whimsical angels, figures, stills, and illustrative work. She began her studies as a pre-medical
student at Duke University, taking an occasional studio art, art history or literature course for creative
relief. When she realized that there was no chemistry between her and the sciences, she shifted her focus
to art and literature. Upon graduating with both Art and English majors, she went into publishing and, within
a few years, she combined her illustration and publishing experience with her desire to help people to
create Cards For A Cause, the first cause-related greeting card publishing company in the United States.
Using Carolyn’s designs and illustrations, the company quickly grew to represent over a dozen national and
international beneficiary organizations, raising funds and awareness for these causes through greeting card
sales in stores in all fifty states, In 2000, she sold the company to enjoy raising her three young sons, but
she continued to paint—again, for creative relief, as well as for her children, their schools, and the
occasional greeting card or painting for various exhibitions and fundraisers.
When her sons got older, Carolyn opened Ferrari Fine Art Gallery & Atelier, where she taught painting,
represented contemporary artists, and organized shows and exhibits dedicated to select causes and
beneficiary organizations. In 2016, she closed the gallery to return to painting full-time.
Carolyn’s work can be found in private collections throughout the U.S.