A Little Biography

2012 New Images II 001-005I am…Carol “Cookie” Labonte Holmes. I am a daughter, a sister, a niece, an aunt, a friend, a student, and an artist living in Eastern North Carolina, looking for inspiration every day.

I graduated from Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC in 2006 with a degree, Associate in Arts in Art Education/Painting and Photography.Then I started working on my Bachelor’s degree at East Carolina University Fall of 2006, hoping one day to finish. As of now, I am more of a self-taught artist. Together with what I have already learned, I research other artists, mediums, techniques, philosophies, so I can become a better artist.

I work with graphite, pen & ink, acrylic, oils, mixed media, traditional photography, and digital photography. I shoot with a Canon EOS Rebel Ti, a Canon EOS 350D, for Ttv’s (Through-the-Viewfinder Photography) I use a vintage 1947 Kodak Duaflex camera, and I have just recently acquired a 1967 Polaroid Land 220. One day I plan to own a Holga CFN, a Lomo Diana, and a Blackbird Fly.

My goal is to learn and grow, make as much fine art as I can, and share it with the world!