North Shore Studio


Born in 1995, Raina Carter has been a member of the Arts of Life since 2016. Known for her graphic style, Carter’s artwork invites viewers into a world that transcends real and fantasy.

When viewing her body of artwork, one can see that the characters and themes are part of a much larger story. Through her sketches and paintings, Carter invites viewers into the narrative, one piece of art at a time.

“Sun and the moon. The circle for the sun. Shadows. Shapes. Get paint. Mix up. Brush. Lillee and Troy. Characters, yeah.”

Carter’s style is bold and simple, revealing an innate understanding of balance and negative space. That, combined with her preference for shades of blue and pink, gives her portfolio a light, youthful energy.  

“I love this studio…this artwork. Artist show. Party. Good.”

Selected Exhibits

Winter Expo

Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL - 2017

I Challenge You

Glenview Public Library, Glenview, IL - 2017

7th Annual Square Foot Show

OPEN Gallery, Glenview, IL - 2017