Carol Cumbo Roberts grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and currently lives in Siloam Springs, Arkansas with her husband where she paints full time. Carol was always interested in art and drew constantly as a child. However, she did not seriously pursue her interest until her two sons were in school. Since that time, she has attended numerous workshops and classes in order to improve her painting skills. Although she began painting in watercolor, she now paints almost exclusively in oil.
She is a signature member of the American Impressionist Society, Women Artists of the West, and Texas and Neighbors. Some of the recent exhibitions she has participated in include the Greenhouse Gallery's Salon International (award 2011), the Salmagundi Club National Juried Exhibition, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe 109th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Arts for the Parks Mini 100, the 2006 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, the 2009 OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition and the 2013 OPA Salon Show, the American Impressionist Society Annual Juried Exhibitions (award 2008), the American Women Artists National Exhibition, Women Artists of the West National Exhibitions (award 2011 and 2012), the Bennington Center's American Artists Abroad, Small Works Show, and Portraying the Human Spirit; and the Gilcrease Museum's American Art in Miniature. Invitational exhibitions include the Dana Gallery Icons of the West and the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center Best of the Best exhibit.