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Carolee is a painter, mixed media artist and poet living in downtown Albany. She has roots in Northern Maine, where she was born and raised, and in West Virginia, the college “home among the hills” where she received an undergraduate degree in journalism. Her poetry is published locally and nationally and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2010, she was the “almost” Poet Laureate of Smitty’s Tavern in Voorheesville, New York, placing as first runner-up in the inaugural contest.

Carolee’s favorite artistic outlets include acrylic on canvas, collage and paper maché. Some of her work has been exhibited in Capital Region venues. A moody mother of three young boys, Carolee uses poetry and art as an emotional crutch. To share this coping mechanism with others, she has trained as an expressive arts facilitator (through New York Expressive Arts) and helps others access the healing nature of the arts.

Details about Carolee’s poetry and artwork can be found using the links at the top of the page.

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