Known for her bright watercolor depictions of the Arizona desert, artist Paige Poppe draws from “positive and creative vibes” to create her warm-tone paintings. Phoenix native Poppe began her career as an artist after winning a skateboard-painting competition while in college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Her love of the Sonoran Desert recently inspired her creativity and evolved into a bustling business based on Poppe’s acrylic and water-color designs that take the form of 5x7-inch cards, wall paintings, wedding invitations, company branding and coffee mugs. “I feel so drawn to cacti, the warm sun on your skin,” Poppe says. “I love just the scenes of the desert; it really inspires me.” Her work can be found online at paigepoppe.com, and at DeSoto Central Market, Phoenix Flea and a small boutique in San Luis Obispo.
— Jessie Martin
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