Southern California native Christina Carroll lives and works in the same rustic canyon she grew up in. She found early on a companion and teacher in the natural world surrounding her. Both parents were creative and supportive, each at ease in a variety of creative media, and Carroll's own expression grew toward the peacefulness found in nuances of detail, color, pattern and line. She also leads monotype workshops in the Craft in America Study Center as well as in schools and centers in the southland.
Following a B.A. in Studio Art from Connecticut College, she was introduced to monotype printmaking at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The monotype process (yielding only one unique image) resonated with the artist's own qualities: A tumble of marks and color while inking the plate indulge an impulsive energy while the resulting print, with its edges crisp and polite, allow both impulse and order to be indulged.