Portrait of artist Carrie Lacey Boerio

Artist Carrie Lacey Boerio
Photo by Jehan Daugherty,
courtesy of the Greater Columbus Arts Council

Carrie Lacey Boerio
1370 Grandview Avenue, Apt. 305
Columbus, OH 43212


Carrie is a full-time artist who makes radiant paintings with oil and acrylic ink. She finds her inspiration in nature, being drawn visually and emotionally to florals and landscapes. She paints outdoors and in her studio in Columbus, Ohio. A Pittsburgh native with a degree in communications from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Carrie transitioned to her art career after working at local and national nonprofits serving vulnerable children. Her art can be found in private and public collections across the United States and abroad.  

Carrie is self-taught but has studied with professors from Columbus College of Art and Design and The Ohio State University. She has also learned from workshops with a number of national and international artists. 

"The best parts of my childhood were spent wandering my aunt and uncle’s wooded acres in Pennsylvania and working at their nursery and greenhouse. It was a place of natural beauty, calm and unconditional love. Those experiences compound my joy in painting florals and landscapes and infuse my work with optimism.

My painting process is a meditative one where I enjoy the luxury of taking my time. The more I look, the more I see. I am particularly obsessed with the clear, radiant color nature offers with flowers in bloom and fall color. It's like painting sunlight through stained glass. I enjoy exploring this in both the intense transparency of acrylic inks and the beautiful versatility of oils. 

My biggest artistic influences are Charles Reid's watercolors and Euan Uglow's oils. I also admire the work of my artist daughter, Michelle Boerio. Her work is incredible fresh and confident."

Annual Best of Acrylic publication from Artists Magazine, September 2023Inclusion in top 100 acrylic paintings of the year submitted internationally

Children's book illustrations for Tired of Naps! and Where in the World is the Moon? by author Molly Davis

News Coverage

"Like Mother, Like Daughter" feature article in CityScene Magazine

2023     Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA

2019-2023     Individual Artist Grants, Greater Columbus Arts Council

Commissioned Works
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (22)
Private individuals (36)

Juried exhibitions
2023     "AcrylicWorks 10" finalist, inclusion in annual national publication
2023     "Ohio Plein Air" Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH
2023     "Ohio Art League Spring Exhibition" Columbus Cultural Arts Center, OH
2021     GLSD Conservation Trust Awardee, Latrobe, PA
2021     "Best of Ohio Plein Air Society" McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, OH
2020     GLSD Conservation Trust Finalist, Latrobe, PA
2020     "Our Fragile World" Studios on High, Columbus, OH
2020     "Mr. Rogers Invitational" Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA
2020     "Art Neighbors Show" Greensburg Art Center, Greensburg, PA
2020     "Two Million Blossoms" Momentum House Gallery, Gahanna, OH
2019     "An Evening with Art" Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
2019     "Mr. Rogers Invitational" Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA
2019     “Ohio Annual” Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, PA    
2019     “Ohio Art League Spring Exhibition” Denison University Gallery, Newark,OH
2018     "Thumb Box" Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH
2018     “Hit the Hop” Studios on High Gallery, Columbus, OH
2017     “The Sight of Music” Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH
2017     “Women in Art” Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA
2017     “Hit the Hop” Studios on High Gallery, Columbus, OH
2017     Westmoreland Art Nationals, Pittsburgh, PA
2017     “Parks En Plein Air” Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
2016     “Hit the Hop” Studios on High Gallery, Columbus, OH
2016     “Thumb Box” Ohio Art League at ROY G BIV, Columbus, OH
2015     “Westmoreland Art Nationals” Pittsburgh, PA

Other exhibitions
2022     "Art at the Audubon: Grange Insurance Audubon Center, Columbus, OH
2022     Central Ohio Plein Air, Columbus Academy, Columbus, OH
2021     "Celebrating Sunlight" at Argo & Lehne Jewelers, Upper Arlington, OH
2020     Mother/Daughter Show, Art @ 43023 Gallery, Granville, OH
2019     Solo exhibit at Dunsmore & Shohl Law Firm, Columbus, OH
2019     Mother/Daughter Show, Art @ 43023 Gallery, Granville, OH
2018     Solo exhibit at First Merchants Bank, Grandview, OH
2018     Mother/Daughter Show, Art @ 43023 Gallery, Granville, OH
2017     “Schiller Park Anniversary” German Village Historical Society, OH
2017     City of Worthington headquarters, Worthington, OH
2017     Brown Family Environmental Center, Gambier, OH
2016     Worthington Community Center, Worthington, OH
2016     McConnell Art Center, Worthington, OH