About the artist
Carrie Lacey Boerio uses painting as a way to explore the world. Her use of composition and vibrant color invite the viewer step into the painting and share the view. Her work is eclectic, and includes original and commissioned art, plein air landscapes, floral studies, figurative and wildlife subjects, and pure abstraction.
BACKGROUND: Carrie is a Pittsburgh native with a degree in communications from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, is the mother of two fabulous twenty-somethings, and is celebrating 35 years of marriage. Carrie is a full-time artist and self-directed lifelong student of art.
MOTIVATION: "I'm in love with the process of making art. It is a mind-body-soul experience and a never-ending journey. I think of my work is an invitation. Take a moment to pause, breathe, and enjoy something with me. My hope is to share calm, color, adventure and beauty."
BIO: 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.
Carrie Lacey Boerio
Born in 1961 in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
Graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Based in Columbus, Ohio
2019 Ohio Art League Spring Exhibition, Denison University gallery
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
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
To Pelatonia for cancer research, L Brands Headquarters, Columbus, OH
To Adelphoi for victims of child abuse, Latrobe, PA
To those struggling with grief and loss, private collections