Diehl has been drawing and painting for most of her life. After graduating with a minor in Fine Arts from James Madison
University in 1994, she extended her studies of the arts in Florence, Italy.
The experience living and studying abroad deepened her appreciation for
art, and strengthened her skills. After
graduation from college, Carrie explored multiple professional roles before
finding her way back to the arts. She
worked in film production in New York, as a financial analyst in New Jersey,
slung cups of java in various coffee shops, led 45-day backpacking tours in
Utah, and taught at an experiential outdoor school in New Hampshire.
In 1998, she moved to Burlington, Vermont and decided that her calling
was in the high school classroom, where she taught fine arts for eight years.
presently teaches Art 4-8 at Colorado Academy, a private school in Denver, Colorado.
When she is not teaching, Carrie spends her summers traveling abroad,
taking arts workshops, and enjoys time with her family. She prefers to work in pen and ink and paint with acrylics,
and shows her paintings at various venues in the greater Denver Area.