carolynrotterpicBorn and raised on Long Island, New York, I demonstrated my artistic inclinations at a young age. My parents dubbed me the “arty child”. It was not surprising to friends and family when I received my college degrees in art. Upon graduation, I accepted a teaching position at a local school on Long Island where I taught art for more than 30 years. In addition to a remarkable teaching career, I left my mark by painting large murals on the walls of the schools. These days I continue to paint, although on a considerably smaller scale.


Today the Rotters call Sanford, North Carolina home. Here I maintain a studio where I work in watercolor, oil, and acrylic paints. Accepted into many juried competitions, my paintings have garnered numerous awards both in New York and North Carolina and are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Currently, I am represented at The Little Art Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. I am honored to be a member of the Women Painters of the Southeast.


“I am passionate about art. Whether I am viewing it, creating it, and even teaching it – it’s all pretty wonderful.  I never doubted I would pursue a life in art and I feel very fortunate to be able to say that.