Meet The Artist: Jaime McCarrier

We are thrilled to introduce you to the latest artist to join our CC Family - meet Jaime McCarrier.  Jaime is a San Diego based artist, whose coastal pop art will make you want to grab a striped umbrella and head to the beach.  Inspired by fashion, coastal style and bright colors, Jaime’s pieces frequently combine figurative elements with playful color combinations.

We have something for every space and budget with both prints and original works available to shop in a variety of sizes.  If you're looking to add a bright, fun and unique piece of art to add to your space, look no further! 

Read below to learn more about Jaime and her work and to preview some of the pieces available at CC.

Enjoy!

Credit: Jaime McCarrier

  

CC: Tell us about your background and how you got your start as an artist.

JM: I have loved creating art for as long as I can remember. Growing up I loved to draw and started painting more seriously in college at The University of Colorado at Boulder, where I graduated with a B.A. in Fine Art. Shortly after I moved to San Diego, where I currently reside and continue to find constant inspiration by the coast.

Credit: Jaime McCarrier

 

CC: In what style do you paint/how would you describe your style?  

JM: I would describe my style as casual, modern coastal. I like to experiment with positive and negative space in my pieces using beach figures and patterns that pop out with unique color combinations. My work often features clean lines and bright, happy colors that pair perfectly with a seaside aesthetic.

 

CC: What type of paper do you use for prints?

JM: All paper prints are printed on 140 lb textured bright white cold press watercolor paper. Resistant to water and acid free, this textured matte paper delivers great print quality and vibrant colors. Originals are painted with latex paint on a medium weight cotton gallery canvas with a 1-1/2" profile. 

 

CC: What inspires your work?  

JM: Definitely coastal style, design, and beach fashion. I’m always drawn to ocean blues and bright corals. 

Credit: Jaime McCarrier

 

CC: In addition to your prints, we’ll be carrying an assortment of select originals.  Can you tell us about these pieces?

JM: Marine Stripes is a 8” x 10” original portrait of a girl inspired by the everyday moments of childhood. I used fresh colors and pops of coral to add a feminine quality and sweetness which reminds me of my own daughter.

Credit: Jaime McCarrier

Seaside is an 16" x 20" original painting of coastal blues meet pops of yellow, coral and citrus orange in this portrait of childhood life by the coast. Nautical elements and clean lines bring together this still life moment by the sea. 

Credit: Jaime McCarrier 

Tropical Vibes  is an 11" x 14" original painting of California casual meets clean lines and a blue striped suit in this colorful piece. A green palm leaf adds a tropical feel to this painting inspired by beach life and moments of relaxation. 

Credit: Jaime McCarrier

 

CC: If you had to pick, what’s your favorite piece? 

JM: That’s a hard one but I really love Sunswept. I painted this piece this year and love the color palette, along with the blue and white stripes which are one of my favorite things to paint (and wear).

Credit: Jaime McCarrier 

CC: How do you recommend people style your art?  Do you like a larger statement piece, a small piece on a shelf or a collage?

JM: I think all of those options are great. Art is so personal and part of the fun is putting it in your own space to make it feel uniquely yours. One of my favorite ways to style art is on shelves because it isn’t as permanent as a fixed piece, and you can continue to mix and match and be creative with your space.   

Credit: Jaime McCarrier

 

CC: When you’re not painting, what can we find you doing?

JM: Spending time at the beach with my three kids and exploring San Diego.

 

SHOP ALL JAIME MCCARRIER ART

For more information on Jaime McCarrier and her gorgeous art, follow @jaimemccarrierart on Instagram.

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