ARTISAN NEWS:
Work by more than 100 Artisans inside French Lick Resort Hotel...read more

Location:
Indianapolis
Website:
Medium:
Ink and Watercolor paintings
Availability:
Website, art fairs and Art IN Hand Gallery
FEATURED WORK
Carrie Wild

A love of the outdoors inspires much of her artwork: paintings in which she depicts nature in both realistic and imaginary ways.

Carrie Wild grew up in the Flint Hills area of eastern Kansas, where the rolling hills also are home to the country’s largest expanse of original tallgrass prairie. A love of the outdoors inspires much of her artwork: paintings in which she depicts nature in both realistic and imaginary ways.

Some of her favorite subjects are insects and small animals, creatures whose details are often overlooked but are wonderful nevertheless. “Natural surroundings are key to one’s well-being, and they sustain and uplift with a sense of balance, timelessness and stability,” Carrie says, and she inspires appreciation of them through her subjects.

“I’ve become even more interested in conservation science, how things work and nature in general,” she said. “The older I get, the greater my appreciation for how important our planet is, and how dire things are sometimes.”

An Indianapolis resident for more than 20 years, Carrie works as both a fine artist and illustrator, exhibiting locally and nationally. She divides her time between art fairs, exhibiting and working in the Zionsville co-op gallery Art IN Hand, and licensing her images with greeting card companies. She also is a juried member of the Indiana Artists Club. Her available works include original paintings, giclée reproductions and handmade greeting cards.

Carrie’s paintings begin with a pencil drawing on watercolor paper. The drawing is shaded with permanent ink using a stippling technique, and then watercolor is added for color, depth and to define details. Some paintings feature metallic pigments, such as gold or silver, in borders and highlights. She enjoys studying art history and design, and as a result elements from various artistic movements, as well as other cultures, sometimes appear in her work.