Carol S. FitzSimonds first studied printmaking at Hollins College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Painting and Art History. After seeing a 1978 Contemporary Print Exhibition in Boston, she was so moved by the power and beauty of the aquatint prints that she went back to school to formally study this technique. Five years later Carol became a partner in the Torpedo Factory Art Center Printmakers Inc. workshop/gallery in Alexandria, Virginia for nine years.
Ms. FitzSimonds is a founding artist member of the Art League of Rhode Island. Author of print articles for the Journal of the Print World and The Artist's Magazine, Carol has served as juror for several organizations including the National Association of Women Artists. Her prints, drawings and original artist books have received numerous awards in juried exhibitions across the country and are found in such collections as the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Zimmerli Art Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the United States Library of Congress.
She has achieved the rank of artist member in such national art organizations as the Copley Society of Art, The Boston Printmakers, the American Color Print Society, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Society of American Graphic Artists, American Artists Professional League, and the Audubon Artists Inc. As an artist member of Rhode IslandÂs venerable Providence Art Club, she revived interest in the printmaking program and is currently one of the instructors.