Carolyn Springer is a contemporary painter working primarily in the encaustic medium. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University with an emphasis in metalsmithing and but while there she studied painting with Barry Gealt. In 1990, she began encaustic painting during graduate school at San Diego State University. Encaustic painting is considered the old­est method of painting, dating back to ancient Egypt using pigmented beeswax. 

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at sites ranging from the Berkeley Art Center in California, Japan’s Citizen’s Gallery in Yokohama, and The Mexican Cultural Center in Tijuana. She has won numerous awards including a Creative Renewal Fellowship to explore Japan and a research grant to study in Italy. Her work is in dozens of private and public collections including Indiana University Health, PNC Bank, Riley Hospital for Children, & IUPUI's Center for Teaching and Learning. To Carolyn, creating artwork that captures a unique beauty and also translates a deeper spiritual meaning to the observer is her ultimate goal.