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 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, 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 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 of its mid-century style), grab a coffee, & enjoy looking around!

mid century chair illustration