Born in a small town in Georgia, Carrie Penley is an American artist who creates a unique style art through subtle color, expressive brush stroke, contrast and collage material and most often wildlife. Her paintings are a collaboration of realism and expressionism. Her love of the outdoors and wildlife is evident and through her contemporary style of painting she hopes to bring this enthusiasm for the outdoors to older and younger generations alike. The future of wildlife conservation resides in today’s emerging career businessmen and women and entrepreneurs. She strives to impart the value of our natural world to her viewers who will in turn be energized to go outside, experience nature, become involved in conservation and ultimately create a positive impact for wildlife.
After graduating from the University of Georgia, she lived in Atlanta as an interior designer working on local and national design projects under the tutelage of Dan Carithers and Dotty Travis. This experience proved instrumental in her creative and design aesthetic development and she continues to draw on her experiences from those formulative years. A mostly self taught artist, Carrie painted privately for 13 years while working in the design field and raising three children. In 2012, she established a full time studio and began showing her work publicly.
Gallery Wild, Jackson, Wyoming
B.D. Jeffries, Atlanta, Georgia
Buckhead Art Company, Atlanta, Georgia
Stellers Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida
Group Exhibits & Shows
Chronicles From the West, Solo Show, Gallery Wild, Jackson, Wyoming 2021
Solo Show, The Booth Museum, Cartersville, Georgia 2021
Jackson Hole Art Fair 2020, Jackson, Wyoming
Jackson Hole Invitational, Gallery Wild, Jackson, Wyoming 2020
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, South Carolina 2020
Buckhead Art Company, Iconic, Atlanta, Georgia 2020
Buckhead Art Company, Black and White Exhibit, Atlanta, Georgia 2019
Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival, Thomasville, Georgia 2017-2019
Slate Grey Gallery, Group Show, Austin, Texas 2017