Carrie Wild grew up in the Flint Hills area of eastern Kansas, where the rolling hills contain the country’s largest expanse of original tallgrass prairie.
A love of the outdoors, as well as story and myth, inspire her artwork — detailed paintings in which she depicts nature in both realistic and imaginary ways.
Some of her favorite subjects are insects, small animals and birds, creatures whose details are often overlooked but are full of beauty and character.
“Natural surroundings are key to human well-being, and they sustain and uplift with a sense of balance, timelessness, and stability,” she says.
She hopes to inspire appreciation of them through her subjects.
An Indianapolis resident for over 25 years, Carrie works as a fine artist and illustrator. 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 is also a juried member of the Indiana Artists Club. Her available works include original paintings, limited edition giclee reproductions, and handmade greeting cards.
Carrie’s paintings begin with a line drawing in pencil that’s transferred to watercolor paper. The drawing is shaded with permanent ink by stippling, and then watercolor is added for color, depth and to define details.
She enjoys studying art history and historical design, and elements from artistic movements, as well as other cultures, sometimes appear in her work.
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