Cary Smith was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She attended South Dakota State University and has a degree in Graphic Design with an emphasis in Fine Art.
Through the years of being a military wife, Cary has also called Colorado, Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Japan, Alaska, Rhode Island and Germany home. She currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her husband and two children.
As the daughter of an art teacher, Cary grew up in a home filled with every art supply one can imagine. She doesn't remember a time in her life where she wasn't drawing, painting and creating. At the age of seven, Cary began sketching from a head and figure drawing book off of her parent’s bookshelf. Her love of doing portraits was born, and has continued 33 years later.
In addition to watercolors, which is Cary's current focus, she is accomplished in other mediums, including oils, pencil, and digital illustration.