JOAN RAINEY DAY
Biography


Rainey Day Studios began as a wildlife art gallery in Cambria, California in 1982. Drawing on a formal education of zoology and art at Mills College, biological illustration at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and ten years of wildlife painting experience, studio owner Joan Rainey Day began painting on silver and handcrafting wildlife earrings during the slower winter days in the gallery. Seven years of cross-country travel then followed, making earrings and setting up accounts across the United States, in partnership with Cambrian Goldsmith in 1990, Joan began wholesaling her wildlife designs in order to remind us of the beauty, dignity, and inspiration found in our natural world. Today the business is expanding from just jewelry to include wall hangings, nature signs, wildlife ornaments, and original and custom art.

Exploring the wondrous beauty and interrelationships of life on our planet has, since childhood, been Joan's primary focus. Believing that we are intimately related to and involved with every life form on the planet and that the whole of nature is a symbiotic relationship drives her to continually learn about and appreciate our interconnectedness. Joan's desire, when designing, is to portray the inherent beauty, dignity, and spirit of each species so that we may relate to and connect to the essence of its being. She finds joy and guidance in nature and receives great pleasure in creating small remembrances of this beauty to share.


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