I grew up in an artistic and adventurous family in Colorado's Rocky Mountains - we were always encouraged to paint, draw, explore, and create! I've been painting watercolors since I was a kid - not by choice, but because it was the easiest thing to clean up. Since then, it has become my favorite medium for its quick application and unpredictable qualities.

My work is inspired by my home in the mountains, adventures in the backcountry, and journeys around world. 

Maps have always fascinated me. They have the ability to engage, spark conversation, encourage curiosity, and beautifully connect physical landscapes with visual art. While conducting undergraduate research in Nicaragua, I created my first travel map documenting the places, foods, flora, fauna, and landscapes. I was immediately hooked and have since been creating illustrated maps for personal and commercial use for national and international clients. 

In addition to maps, I enjoy illustrating children's books, designing wedding invitations and special announcements, and creating unique custom illustration projects. My surface / textile design work is represented by The London Portfolio. 

Environmental protection and the preservation of our public lands is extremely important to me. I hope my work not only puts a smile on your face, but serves as a reminder of nature's delicate balance and inspires us all to continue protecting our last remaining wild places. 

I currently live in central Pennsylvania with my husband, dog (Markley) and cat (Paka). When I'm not in the studio, I can be found hiking, snapping photos of wildflowers, camping, skiing, reading, or trying out new recipes ! 


I am taking commissions for custom maps, wedding invitations, and other personal illustration projects.

Contact me via e-mail below, and check out my work on Instagram, @corneliacarpenter_studio

Let's make your ideas happen! 


Stay tuned for updates on upcoming shows and events! 

- Brushstrokes Art Supplies and Framing | 340 Market Street | Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | 17837

- Cornelia Carpenter Studio Etsy Shop