Carey Mortimer studied ancient art techniques at City and Guilds of London Art School and under the instruction of Leonetto Tintori in Prato, Italy and has an M.Phil. in Public Art and Design. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of fresco, egg tempera, oil painting and gilding is demonstrated in her own contemporary paintings which have been exhibited in the UK since 1994. She has also carried out numerous public art commissions.

Carey runs courses in fresco and egg tempera painting at her studio in Bosa, Sardinia, Italy