Garland Mattox was born in 1964 in Louisiana. She grew up in North Carolina where she attended Salem College. She graduated with honors with a BA in Fine Arts from Tulane University. She worked as a graphic artist and pretty much despised it. She loves to draw and paint. An avid gardener, her home was featured in the September 2010 issue of TALK greenville magazine. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband, children and pets.