Coming from a small town, Bunkie, Louisiana where as a child every day after school she would have fun making ceramics. Over her elementary school years she achieved many awards for her ceramic designs. Carol was always told in school how good her art was but felt it should be a hobby and not a career. Therefore, when she attended college she chose Fine Art as a Minor. She worked for many years in retail, bookkeeping, and accounting. At the same time perusing her passion in many art forms as painting, woodworking, polymer clay, and jewelry design.
Later in life she went back to college and graduated with a degree in Graphic Design. Having this degree has enhanced her skills as an artist. Carol has her own business, Loethen Design, where she specializes in fashion photography, mixed media, and jewelry design.
Carol now lives in Pensacola Beach, Florida with her husband, David, who is also a photographer and artist. Her work has been published in magazines and has been exhibited in juried art shows.