Carolyn Skei describes herself as “a dabbler” in art -- one whose work ranges from art quilts to digital photographs to mixed media. The work includes collages in fabric or paper, as well as structures like handbound books. The images in her art are sometimes figurative and often very colorful. Improvisation is central to her approach, whatever the medium.
Carolyn spent 30 years of her adult life in California, working for most of those years as a university editor and publications director. In 2000 she retired and returned to her native Texas, where she has participated regularly in the activities of Dallas Area Fiber Artists and Studio Art Quilt Associates. In the last several years her art quilts have been juried into major shows, have traveled beyond the North American continent, and have won a number of awards.
An avid gardener, Carolyn has edited a large number of horticultural magazines and books. She is a certified Texas Master Gardener.