For over 30 years, Karole has explored various expressive mediums including ceramics, collage, watercolor, and hanging sculpture. In 2002, she took her first pastel class and discovered the medium that would speak to her like no other.
Karole attended Rhode Island School of Design studying graphic and advertising design; she paints weekly in an open studio setting with Colleen Vandeventer. She has studied pastel technique from internationally acclaimed artists Richard McKinley, Bob Rohm and Robert Carsten in workshops throughout the country. Her work has appeared in many solo and group shows throughout New England. In 2008 she traveled to Peru with the Art Ambassadors Project, as part of a eight member cultural exchange project with a gallery show at the Biblioteque Gallery in Lima .
Karole is a member of the RISD Art Museum, Attleboro Arts Museum, the Connecticut, Franklin and Foxboro Art Associations and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. She has served as a Creative Facilitator for the Life Span Summer Work and Life Program, the ARC of Northern Bristol County and she facilitates healing arts programs.