Since graduation from Grays School of Art, Carmen has taught printmaking widely across the North East and East Lothian. Her own work expresses a love of this environment. Using bold, flat washes of colour she builds a picture of a landscape constructed of layers of stone and sediment amassed slowly over time. Carmen has received a Scottish Arts Council Award and the Keith Prize at the Royal Scottish Academy. She is also a professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists and has received the Alexander Graham Munro Award at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.