Born and raised in a small Colorado town, I’ve been lucky to explore the mountains by foot, bike, horse, and ski, and much of my work comes from these adventures. I primarily work in watercolor, which has been my medium of choice since I was a kid (ok, at first it wasn’t much my choice, but because my dad is an artist and this was the easiest and least messy paint option!). Anyway, it stuck. I have degrees in Geography and Studio Art from the University of Denver, and was fortunate to have the opportunities to study abroad in Nicaragua and Kenya.
Upon returning home from Nicaragua, I made my first illustrated map and knew this was the perfect blend of my interests. I hope you’ve been able to check out the “maps” page - these maps are truly special and remain some of my most loved projects.
Printmaking came into play my senior year of college and continues today. The endless applications and techniques is exciting and I look forward to continuing my printmaking experimentation and education. Every holiday season since 2015, I have made a four-part winter linocut series. Inspired by winter in the Rocky Mountains, these are two-color, hand pressed linocuts using only black and periwinkle ink.
Cornelia Carpenter Studio was established in 2019 and provides custom illustration and design services, as well as products via Etsy and local shops. I am accepting commissions for custom invitations and stationery, maps, book illustration, and other illustration and design projects. I currently live and work in Lewisburg, PA. When out of the studio, I am usually exploring the trails around our house or cooking up new recipes with my husband, pup, and cat.
WHERE TO FIND MY WORK:
Stay tuned for updates on upcoming shows and events!
- Aspen Chapel Gallery: Small Wonders Holiday 2020 | Aspen, CO
- Brushstrokes Art Supplies and Framing | 340 Market Street | Lewisburg, PA
- Gilly's Lilies | 701 Market Street | Lewisburg, PA