Carrie H. Warwick
Custom Pencil Portraits

Artist Statement:

My love of all things art began as a child, and never went away. I crave creativity and apply it liberally to all areas of my life, whether it be time spent with my husband and children, my three rescue animals, or sitting peacefully at my drawing board. It has always been my center, and aside from the beach, the place I find myself most at peace. My current work consists primarily of black & white pencil drawings on Bristol paper. Using my own photographic reference, I compose and shoot images that appeal to me both on an artistic level as well as an emotional one. Carefully selecting subjects for the challenge they present to me, I seek images not only for subject matter, but also for the aura that envelops them. I strive to create beautiful glimpses of time and place, conveying texture, light and composition without drawing attention to it, but rather using it to illustrate the sentiment and warmth of the subject portrayed. So the photograph that captured a moment, becomes the work of art that makes that moment extraordinary.

Artist Bio:

Carrie is a graduate of Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts with a BFA in Illustration. In addition to graduating Cum Laude, she was a finalist in the Society of Illustrators Annual Scholarship Competition, where her artwork was featured in an exhibition held in the galleries of the Museum of American Illustration in New York City. Her art has appeared in numerous publications nationally. "The Star-Spangled Banner", a children's "On My Own History" book by Catherine A. Welch and illustrated by Carrie H. Warwick, was published in both English and Spanish by Carolrhoda Books in 2005. Other clients include, Lerner Publishing Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Cricket Magazine for Children, Phi Delta Kappan Magazine, Hudson County Magazine, The Jewish Exponent, Lenox Collections, and Market West Athletic Club. Perkins Center for the Arts featured two of her pieces in their annual juried art exhibition in 2016, and she received 3rd place for her pencil drawing of an eagle. For the last 25 years her portraiture work has delighted clients across the country. She also served as Assistant Director of Admissions for The Art Institute of Philadelphia for several years. Though Carrie began her career in watercolor, the precision, texture and warmth of pencil coupled with her love of children and animals has since captured her artistic interests.