​Todd Carignan was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He fell in love with drawing soon after his parents enrolled him in private art lessons at eight years old. Carignan attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he received his BFA in Sequential Art and a minor in Art History.  He excels in many mediums, studying a variety of subjects - having worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, concept designer, portraitist, and gallery fine artist - but his true passion is oils.


Carignan teaches at Museum School at Cameron Art Museum with special focus on portraiture, figurative and landscapes. Carignan also teaches at DREAMS of Wilmington, a non-profit after-school arts education program for children. He has won multiple awards and has art in collections all over the US and internationally.  You can find him painting across India, Vietnam and the US or in his studio at ArtWorks Art Village in Wilmington, NC.

Community Involvement and Awards:

Azalea Festival, Official Artist, 2020

Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional Show, Animal Award of Excellence, 2019

Oil Painters of America, Juried Member

Portrait Society of America, Member

North Carolina Silver Arts Festival, Judge 2016

Wilmington Art Association, Spring Art Show, Fine Arts Judge, 2015