Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, Carol Tippit Woolworth studied painting at UC Santa Barbara under Irma Cava, and graduated with a BA in Art with an emphasis in painting. In 1983, she moved to NYC and worked as a graphic designer and creative director at Tippit Woolworth Design, while maintaining an art studio practice. Since 2007, she has devoted the majority of her time to painting and teaching painting, and has earned several awards and grants. She now lives and works in Santa Fe NM.

She has been a featured artist in Visual Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, and Southwest Art, and has advertised in American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, and Southwest Art Magazines.

Carol works with a variety of private painting students. Since 2012 she and her husband have created and lead art workshops to the south of France.

Artists who have influenced Carol’s work over the past few years are the French painter Nicolas de Staël, and the Bay Area artists David Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff and Henry Jackson. These artists work to pare down detail, and create dialogs using the least amount of information in order to express a specific truth through color and shapes. Carol’s painting journey has been to find these primal, universal truths through layers, scrapes, scumbles using oils, oil sticks, and cold wax on linen, board, and gouache.

Her work has been shown at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover DE; Roger La Pelle Galleries, Philadelphia PA; AeriaArt Gallery, Rehoboth Beach DE; Mezzanine Gallery, Wilmington DE; Hardcastle Galleries, Centreville DE; The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA; Gallery 919, Wilminton DE; Carspecken- Scott Gallery, Wilmington DE; Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington DE; Gallery One, Chadds Ford PA, among others. In 2016, Carol curated an exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum, Inside Out.

Her paintings are in various collections throughout Europe (Paris, Geneva, Germany, UK) the United States (NYC, La Jolla CA, Santa Fe NM, Santa Barbara CA, Key West FL, Wilmington DE; Chadds Ford PA, among others) and Mexico.

Carol currently has work at JRB Art at the Elms in OKC, and Hat Ranch Gallery in Santa Fe.

Galleries that have and do represent Carol’s work:

JRB Art at the Elms, OKC
Gabriel Fine Art, London
Hat Ranch Gallery, Santa Fe NM
Smilow Mathieson, Santa Fe NM
VQ Gallery, Santa Fe NM
New Concept Gallery, Santa Fe NM
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE
Biggs American Art Museum, Dover DE
Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville DE
Gallery One, Chadds Ford PA
Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington DE
Rodger LaPelle, Philadelphia PA
AerieArt, Rohobeth Beach, DE
Carspeckon & Scott, Wilmington DE
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA



2006 Delaware Center for Art & Design, Wilmington DE, figure drawing

2004-05 Longwood Gardens Floral Design Certificate Program

1993-99 Rohaton Art Center with Pamela DuLong Williams

1993-99 Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Norwalk CT, Portraiture with Pamela DuLong Williams

1992 Parsons, NYC, studied graphic arts

1982-84 Mentored with Brad Wright, Santa Barbara, CA

 1975-77 UC Santa Barbara with Irma Cavat, BA in Art, Painting emphasis




2020 private students in Santa Fe
Delaware College of Art & Design, Continuting Education, various painting courses, private students; Painting Workshops to France; private students

2009 Delaware College of Art & Design, Continuting Education, Still Life Painting

2007-09 Delaware College of Art & Design, Degree Program, Design Procedures

2006-07 Delaware College of Art & Design, CE, Graphic Design and Production



VQ Gallery, Guerencia, 703 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe NM; Hat Ranch Gallery, Paintings, 27 San Marcos Road W, Santa Fe NM

Smilow Mathiesen, 708 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe NM—Exhibitions including Boulders, Swimmers, White Bowl Paintings, Vessels, Hummingbirds and Confections
New Concepts Gallery, Canyon Rd, Santa Fe NM

Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington DE--Horse & Hummingbirds
FIT Artist Space, Wilmington DE
Mezzanine Gallery, Wilmington DE, Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington DE
Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington DE--Local Color
Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington DE--Points of View
Union Grille Gallery, GALLERY 919 MARKET STREET, Mezzanine Gallery
Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington DE, Tower Hill Gallery, Wilmington DE 
Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington DE, Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington DE, Hardcastle Gallery, Newark Art Loop, Atria Cafe
Wilmington Music School, Wilmington, DEl


Santa Fe Studio Tour
Delaware Museum of Art, Inside Out, curated / coordinated by Carol Tippit Woolworth; Wilmington DE, JFVA Exhibit at Hagley, Wilmington DE
Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville DE, Small Paintings, Lancaster County Art Association National Jurled Exhibition, DCAD CE exhibition, Wilmington DE; The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA; Project Space, Wilmington DE, 
Miniature Show, Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville D
DCAD CE exhibition, Wilmington DE; The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA, 
Scarlett Thicket Exhibition
Gallery 919 Market, Wilmington DE--Midtown Brandywine Artists
Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover DE, juried competition--Biggs Picture 2011/exhibition, Honorable Mention, 
DCAD Continuing Education Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club juried exhibition for Small Oil Paintings
Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, 
Feast for the Eyes juried competition, Wayne PA, DCAD Continuing Education Exhibition; Philadelphia Sketch Club juried exhibition
Hardcastle Gallery, Centerville, DE and Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, 
Philadelphia Sketch Club; Sand & Sea, Hardcastle Group Show
Hardcastle Gallery, Centerville, DE and Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, 
Blue Streak Gallery, Children & Families First, The Taste for Art, Greenville Country Club, Wilmington, DE, Blue Streak 20 year Retrospective, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia Sketch Club, GALLERY 919 MARKET STREET, Midtown Brandywine Artist Exhibition, Wilmington, DE, and DCAD Faculty Exhibition, Hardcastle Gallery Group Show--Artist and the Garden; Dupont Country Club
Hardcastle Gallery, Centerville, DE, Juried Show at Grace Gallery. Prize: Honorable Mention, Wilmington, DE, 
Delaware College of Art & Design Continuing Education Exhibition, Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia Sketch Club 144th Annual Small Painting Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, Participant in Delaware College of Art & Design Auction Benefit, Wilmington, DE, Delaware College of Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, Wilmington, DE, Hardcastle Invitational Exhibition, Centerville, DE
Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE


2015 Delaware Division of Arts recipient of Opportunity Grant: 2014 Lancaster County Art Association Third Place Award Landscapes; O
ne of the 2012 Recipients of the Delaware Division of Arts Emerging Artist Grant, Honorable Mention, Briggs Museum of American Art; Grace Gallery, Honorable Mention, Wilmington, DE; Delaware Division of Arts 

Cowboys & Indians 2018, Visual Language Arts Magazine, May 2013; American Art Collector Magazine, November 2013