I grew up in Pennsauken, NJ, Carol Lotstein, after high school I attended Moore College of Art and Design and graduated in 1977 with a BFA. I married my high school sweetheart, Alan Gartzman, had two children, Sheera and Steven. In 1985 I became a widow and eventually married Bruce Gooberman and had two more children, Evan and Marcy. We now live in Haddonfield, NJ.
Immediately following my graduation from college I worked in various advertising agencies. In 1987 I opened the Art Depot, an art school in Merchantville, NJ where I taught classes for adults, teens and children. I have continued to teach adults in drawing, oil and watercolor painting and pastels.
I always continued my art education by taking oil painting, pastel and watercolor classes.
During the summer months I participate in outdoor Art and Crafts Festivals in NJ.
I painted a series of 10 "Memory" paintings of various activities such as baking, gardening, dress up, story time, and other activities shared by grandparents and their loved ones. The paintings are reproduced and embellished with touchable objects, then sold to Alzheimer Centers to provide visual and tactile contact for the Alzheimer patients.