Carol Hart

As long as she can remember, Carol Hart knew she wanted to be an artist. Her first volunteer work growing up was making sets for plays with the Shreveport Little Theater. Carol married her husband, Bill while in college and after completing her graduate degree, they loaded up their belongings and set off with their cats to see America, finally settling in the beautiful Ozarks. After working four years as a classroom teacher at the Washington Co. School for Trainable Children, Carol Hart established Life Styles, a non-profit that continues to address the needs of people with disabilities today. After 41 years, Hart retired in 2012 to pursue her love of art through her own painting. She says, “Getting back to making art at this stage of life fills me with a sense of purpose, incredible joy and keen sense of urgency.”