Hello! I'm Caren

A hint of nostalgia, a dollop of whimsy + a dash of color 

Hello! I'm Caren! Welcome to my little corner of the internet!

 Caren Kinne studio, artist

Born and raised in the renowned Berkshires of western Massachusetts, I grew up immersed in an area rich with artistic culture and its influence has stayed with me. It is in this same scenic countryside that I later set up my bright & cozy studio.

When I was a kiddo, I found entertainment in drawing and artmaking- whether designing my own fashion illustrations, inventing whimsical places & characters or crafting with the women in my family. Looking back, I can still see the traces of these early influences, which in a way, have now come full circle- in both the playfulness and nostalgic elements of my work today.

I long knew I wanted to formally study art; I hold a BFA in studio arts with a concentration in painting, and a master's degree in art education. My work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and I’ve been honored to win several art awards, and have a work included in a permanent collection in Italy.

Outside of artmaking, some of my favorite things are: spending time with family & friends, our dogs Poppy & Vera (We miss you Tuggy the pug!), coffee, reading, thrifting, optimism & all things retro.

So, come pull up a chair (bonus points if its mid-century style), grab a coffee, & enjoy looking around!

mid century chair illustration