About Carol Newsom


Carol grew up in Texas but moved away in 1969 when she married Tom Newsom and went to California to study art. She graduated from Art Center College of Design with a degree in Illustration. Her career has included illustrating over 150 books for every major publisher, both in the US as well as the UK, Greece, Korea and others. In recent years she has become an award winning artist with her gallery art and plein air painting.



Moms Choice Book Award for best young adult novel cover Garden State Children’s Book Cover Award

Colorado Honorable Mention at Evergreen Plein Air Show

Cover award by Mountain Connection

Second place in the Members show at the Evergreen Center for the Arts

Best of Show in Colorado Watercolor Society Show 2015,

2015 Best of Show at the Water media Show at the Evergreen Center for the Arts

2016 Award of Merit at The Fall Open Colorado Art Show.

Second Place at the Colorado Open Show,Main Street Fine Art Gallery,

Best of Show, Colorado Watercolor Society Members Show, 2019

Honorable Mention, Colorado Watercolor Society Splash Show, 2020