Mindy Carpenter is the artist and owner of Carpe Diem Papers, a greeting card & lifestyle company that is based on her original paintings. “Nostalgic art meets vintage style” best describes Mindy’s unique style, celebrating everyday charm & beauty.
Mindy is from Victoria, British Columbia, spent many years in the Bay Area and now lives in Ashland, Oregon. The three unique places, including her love of travel, play an integral role in her joyful artwork. She loves passing the creative baton to others through her paintings, greetings cards, commissions or workshops. Everyone is creative, everyone has an illustrated life.
She adores capturing the elegant charm in the simple objects in our life, vintage china settings, flea market finds, fancy parlors from our home décor imaginations or a vibrant bouquet of farmer’s market flowers. Seascapes, beaches, and all things nautical are a recurring theme in her work, a heartfelt nod to her hometown and passion for the ocean.
Before full time painting, running a small business and teaching workshops, Mindy worked in the gift and stationery industry in San Francisco for fifteen years, taught English in Tokyo and loves coffee and croissants in any city she visits. xo