Carrie Baxter lives and works in Freeport Illinois. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio painting and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Northern Illinois University (NIU). Carrie’s artwork is regularly exhibited throughout the Midwest at regional juried and group shows including the Monroe Arts Center, Woodlawn Arts Academy, and the Woodstock Old Court House Art Center.
Carrie’s artwork is influenced by the natural world and the amazing creatures that live on this planet. Through her work, she highlights places and species that are often overlooked. Carrie combines the media of encaustic and hand-drawn image transfers. Juxtaposed into one composition, the contrasting media of free form encaustic combined with her meticulous drawings alludes to nature’s unpredictable characteristics and humanity’s struggle to control it. Carrie’s motivation is to create artworks that capture her audience’s attention and causes others to recognize, acknowledge, and appreciate the amazing world that we live in.