Carolyn Dunford was born in Boston and raised in Connecticut and Massachusetts. She recently relocated to Cape Cod, after 30 years in Seattle. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design and Photography from the University of Massachusetts, an MUP in Urban Planning from the University of Washington, and an MLIS in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.
Dunford is an accomplished mid-career painter, she now works primarily in abstract and pattern-based imagery. She studied painting privately, but she is self-taught in the medium of encaustic.
In Washington state, Dunford has exhibited at the Brackenwood Gallery in Langley, WA, the Magnuson Park Gallery in Seattle, and the Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, WA. On Cape Cod, she has exhibited at the Higgins Gallery at Cape Cod Community College in Hyannis, the Cape Cod Cultural Center in South Yarmouth, and at Tree’s Place Gallery in Orleans. Dunford’s work has been included in several juried exhibitions at museums throughout the US. She currently has a solo exhibit at the Balcony Gallery at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.