Carolyn’s artistic background is in painting, photography and filmmaking. Macartney received her BA in Art from Smith College, where she spent a year in London studying painting at Camberwell. With the support of a DAAD scholarship, she studied painting at the Hochscule der Künste in Berlin, Germany. She attained her MFA in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her films have won awards at Ann Arbor Film Festival and Durango Independent Film Festival, among others. Carolyn has fourteen years of professional experience as a Director of Photography. Now a resident of West Texas, her most recent passion is sign-painting, and her hand-lettered signs can be seen adorning façades all over Marfa, Alpine and Fort Davis.