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About Carrie Wild

Carrie was raised on a small horse farm in Southern Michigan where she learned to respect, appreciate and love animals from a young age. Her childhood was spent riding horses, exploring the forests in search of wildlife and competing in horse shows. Along with her love of nature she developed a passion for art early in life. She studied and experimented drawing with different dry mediums including graphite, charcoal, colored pencil and soft pastel. Through her knowledge of horses and wildlife she developed a strong drawing technique focusing on the the anatomy and characteristics of each subject.
As a teen Carrie bought her first camera and began making photographs of her subjects as a foundation for her artistic vision. She uses her photography for inspiration as well as an excuse to spend more time in the field with the animals she loves. As witness to the wonders of nature and the countless heart pounding moments, she translates her experiences through the application of dramatic colors and presence in her paintings while maintaining realistic confirmation of the animal. With a contemporary style she hopes to create a relationship between the painting and its viewer as well as encourage a love for wildlife and wildlife art in modern design.
Carrie is based in Jackson, Wyoming. After visiting for a summer, she immediately fell in love with the power of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and decided that there was no better place to be to realize her vision. Surrounded by the inspiration of wildlife, horses and wide open spaces she paints in her home studio at the edge of Grand Teton National Park.

Carrie’s work is represented by Mountain Trails Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY  and Park City, UT, Wiford Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and A. Banks Gallery in Bozeman, MT.

Upcoming Exhibits & Events
September 17, 2016 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival – Quick Draw and AuctionCarrie Wild Painting 9:15 1
September 17, 2016 Mountain Trails Fine Art – Group Show – Following Quick Draw Auction

Past Exhibits & Events
2016 Jackson Hole Land Trust – View 22 – The Art of Jackson Hole’s Open Spaces
2016 National Museum of Wildlife Art – Plein Air Fest – Quick Finish and Auction
2016 Emerson Center Bozeman, MT – Celebration of the Arts – Quick Finish and Auction
2015 Solo Show A. Banks Gallery
2015 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival – Quick Draw and Auction
2015 Mountain Trails Fine Art – Group Show – Following Quick Draw Auction
2015 Jackson Hole Land Trust – View 22 – The Art of Jackson Hole’s Open Spaces
2015 National Museum of Wildlife Art – Plein Air Fest – Quick Finish and Auction
2014 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival – Quick Draw and Auction
2014 Mountain Trails Fine Art – Group Show – Following Quick Draw Auction
2014 National Museum of Wildlife Art – Plein Air Fest – Quick Finish and Auction
2013 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival – Quick Draw and Auction
2013 Grand Teton Fine Art – Group Show – Following Quick Draw Auction
2013 Rungius Society Member Holiday Party – National Museum of Wildlife Art
2010 Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association Purchase Award