Carianne Mack Garside, a mother, painter, and Professor of Fine Art was born in Coldspring, NY, grew up in the woods of Northwestern CT, and has lived in many cities across the U.S. since. She received a B.F.A. from Alfred University and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Carianne also studied at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. Her work has been exhibited across the country and is installed in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide. She spends her free time in the woods with her three children and her husband, Paul (who teaches music at Tunxis).