Hello! I'm Caren

A hint of nostalgia, a dollop of whimsy, a dash of color & 100% fun

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 a rich, 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- whether designing my own fashion illustrations, drawing 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, and so I completed a BFA in studio arts with a concentration in painting, as well as a number of graduate level courses in arts education. My work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and I’ve been honored to win several art awards.

Outside of art-making, some of my favorite things are: spending time with family & friends, my dogs Poppy & Tuggy the pug, coffee, reading, thrifting, optimism & all things retro.

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

mid century chair illustration