Carol Peek was born in Marin County, California. The beauty of the local landscape and her mother’s passion for art influenced her decision to become an artist. Her love of horses led her to draw them as well as ride them, spending summers on horseback exploring the scenes she now paints.
Peek began her art education at UC Santa Barbara, moved on to UC Berkeley and from there went to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where she graduated with honors in 1987. The