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Born and raised in a small Colorado town, I’ve explored the mountains by foot, bike, horse, and ski, and much of my work comes from these adventures. I primarily work in watercolor and ink, but have recently been enjoying mixed media, especially wax pastels. I have degrees in Geography and Studio Art from the University of Denver, and was fortunate to have had 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 check out the “maps” page - these maps are truly special and remain some of my most loved projects. I have created maps for clients around the world and have been lucky enough to travel to some of these places. 


I became interested in printmaking in college and have continued to foster my interest in the endless applications and techniques of printmaking. Every holiday season, I make a four-part linocut series - it has become something of a tradition. Inspired by winter in the Rockies, these are two-color, hand pressed linocuts using black and periwinkle inks. See the entire collection dating back to 2015 under the "Fine Art | Printmaking" tab.


Cornelia Carpenter Studio was established in 2019 and provides custom illustrated map and design services, as well as limited products via Etsy and local shops. I am currently accepting commissions for custom illustrated maps and illustration projects. Please note: I am not accepting invitation and stationery designs (including weddings) or portraits.


My surface textile work is represented by the London Portfolio


I currently live and work in central Pennsylvania. 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. 



Stay tuned for updates on upcoming shows and events! 


Check back for upcoming 2022 dates and events. 


Big Ink | | Online store - purchase my BIG Ink print here

- Brushstrokes Art Supplies and Framing340 Market Street | Lewisburg, PA

- Gilly's Lilies | 701 Market Street | Lewisburg, PA

- Cornelia Carpenter Studio Etsy Shop

- COMING SOON: 2022 Events TBA

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