Carrie was raised on a small horse farm in Southern Michigan where she learned to respect, appreciate and love animals from a young age. Her childhood was spent riding horses, exploring the forests in search of wildlife and competing in horse shows. Along with her love of nature she developed a passion for art early in life. She studied and experimented drawing with different dry mediums including graphite, charcoal, colored pencil and soft pastel. Through her knowledge of horses and wildlife she developed a strong drawing technique focusing on the the anatomy and characteristics of each subject.
As a teen Carrie bought her first camera and began making photographs of her subjects as a foundation for her artistic vision. She uses her photography for inspiration as well as an excuse to spend more time in the field with the animals she loves. As witness to the wonders of nature and the countless heart pounding moments, she translates her experiences through the application of dramatic colors and presence in her paintings while maintaining realistic confirmation of the animal. With a contemporary style she hopes to create a relationship between the painting and its viewer as well as encourage a love for wildlife and wildlife art in modern design.
Carrie is based in Jackson, Wyoming. After visiting for a summer, she immediately fell in love with the power of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and decided that there was no better place to realize her vision as an artist. Surrounded by the inspiration of wildlife, horses and wide open spaces of the Teton valley, Carrie pulls the wildness of the outside in for all of her collectors as she paints in her studio in Gallery Wild.
Select Exhibits & Events
2020 Big Sky Auction For The Arts, Big Sky, MT
2019, '18, '13-15 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival – Quick Draw and Auction
2018-'19 SEWE - South East Wildlife Expedition - Charleston, SC
2018-'19 Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale, Cheyenne, WY
2018 Opened Gallery Wild
2017-'19 Out West Art Show – Great Falls, MT
2016 Celebration of the Arts – Emerson Center Bozeman, MT – Quick Finish and Auction
2015-'17 View 22 – Jackson Hole Land Trust – The Art of Jackson Hole’s Open Spaces
2014-'16 Plein Air Fest – National Museum of Wildlife Art – Quick Finish and Auction
2013 Rungius Society Member Holiday Party – National Museum of Wildlife Art
Western Art & Architecture – April/May 2019 – Contemporary in Nature
South West Art – April 2019 – Emerging Artists – Wild at Heart
Cowboys & Indians – July 2018 – Art Gallery: Carrie Wild
Big Sky Journal – Arts 2017 – The Wild World of Color
Western Art & Architecture – August/September 2014 – Wild & Fearless