Carey received a BFA in Painting. Upon graduation, she worked in several printing companies and for the art department at Circuit City – who moved her to LA in 1987. In 1989, she moved to San Diego to be art director for a newspaper group. In 1991, Carey started her own business, Elements Graphic Design. Throughout this time she also painted, as a Contemporary Expressive Colorist. She maintains a studio and teaches workshops in San Diego, CA and Santa Fe, NM. Carey have been an adjunct professor at the Art Institute of CA in SD. She wrote a book on color theory called The Philosophy of Color available on Amazon.com.
Carey’s work has been represented in many galleries throughout California, in Santa Fe, and Taos, NM and Colorado.