Carole Drake is currently based in Dorset. She studied Fine Art/History of Art at the University of Reading followed by Fine Art at Newcastle Polytechnic where she graduated in 1992. She has been involved in a number of residencies including the Berwick Gymnasium Visual Arts Fellowship and residencies in the Forest of Dean, Galloway Forest Park and Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester. Her exhibitions include a previous visit to St Andrews for 'Grave Goods' at the Crawford Arts Centre which centred round the bronze age funerary urns held by St Andrews Museum. 'Farming Matters' was toured around Dorset by Artsreach in 2003.
As she has also trained in horticulture, she has worked since 1993 as a professional photographer and writer on gardens and plants.