O'D works from their cabin she and her husband, Kenton built in the Ozarks, with their two dachshunds to protect the home front.  Where nature and wonderful country faces are bountiful we never have a shortage of inspiration.

           She began her formal art career in fashion design.  While living in Italy she had the opportunity to begin creating fine art in oil and pastels.  O'D has devoted time teaching art in oils at all skill levels.                                                                                                                                 Her work is represented in Europe and the U.S. in numerous public and private collections.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                     "I believe all faces tell a story, and I like stories with simple living and hard working people, like the stories and timeless values of the Wild West.  Maybe people nowadays have forgotten what life's really about.  I feel the desire or responsibility to document these people before they're all gone and their stories are lost forever.  So, I paint and hope people feel something honest and true when they see my paintings.  That maybe these images will inspire people to slow down and reflect on the past."        Carolyn O'Donley Sherrill