Carrie is a professional artist based in Columbus, Ohio working in oil, acrylic and watercolor. With nature and travel as inspirations, she often paints outdoors (en plein air). Her pieces are in private and public collections across the United States and abroad. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and earned her degree in communications from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After a rewarding career working in nonprofit organizations, Carrie transitioned to making art full-time with the help of her artist daughter, Michelle Boerio.
"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 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 love exploring the colors and forms of the flower. Every beautiful shape is made up of smaller beautiful shapes. Every flower offers passages of clear, radiant color -- like sunlight through stained glass."