Carol Binns-Wood was born and grew up in Montreal, where she studied fine arts at John Abbott College, before moving to Toronto to take the fine arts program at York University. She also studied at Arts’ Sake, an alternative art school in Toronto. Carol continued to participate in group and solo exhibitions but her bread and butter income was from hand painted clothing that she sold at craft shows and retail outlets. She moved to Flesherton in 1989 and opened her own retail craft shop, Local Colour where she has continued to sell her own work and that of 50 other artists and artisans. Over the years, she has phased out the hand painted clothing and now makes hand forged metal work as well as her own paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media creations.