About the artist

I'm a visual artist who loves nature, children, travel, and offering encouragement. I make art to offer the viewer visual joy, and because I love the immersive nature of creating. 

Carrie Lacey Boerio
11415 Meadowcroft Street
Pickerington, OH 43147

Carrie is a Pittsburgh native with a degree in communications from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is a full-time artist and self-directed lifelong learner. Carrie transitioned to her art career after working at local and national nonprofits to help children and medical innovators. Carrie makes original and commissioned art, and illustrates children’s books. Her art can be found in private and public collections across the United States and in Japan. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, is the mother of two fabulous twenty-somethings, and is celebrating 36 years of marriage. Carrie can be found online at www.CarrieLaceyBoerio.com.

My first big break came when I was nine years old. My elementary school chose me to attend free art classes at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh every Saturday morning. Hundreds of us, one from each fourth grade throughout the region, would file into the auditorium to learn about color, perspective and observation. We spent hours drawing from imagination and from life.

Every since, I have been a self-directed learner from local and national artists, books, articles, videos and museums. Art has been a thread through my time as a student, an athlete, a parent, a spouse and a nonprofit professional. 

A career in communications has allowed me to use images and words to garner awareness and support for nonprofit organizations, and I often create and donate art to do the same. I also love making commissioned art, because of the emotional responses of the recipients.

It feels like a wondrous magic trick to make something out of nothing. Much of my work is inspired by nature. In fact, most of my landscapes are painted on site, en plein air. Florals are a common theme because they are already such perfect works of art, and remind me of the years I worked at my family’s greenhouse and nursery. 

My hope is to share my delight in both the subject and the process with the viewer. For me, art is a celebration.

Juried exhibitions
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
2019     Mother/Daughter Show, Art @ 43023 Gallery, Granville, 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