Based in Melbourne, Carla graduated from Textile Design at RMIT and worked in the fashion & textile industry for many years. Eventually she was seduced by the pure creativity of oil painting.
Since 2015, Carla has been dedicated to oil painting full time. Carla paints from life as it allows her to construct a subject with a strong design element & observe the result of daylight on the objects. Carla’s inspirations are abundant from modern masters; Matisse, Van Gogh, Gauguin and closer to home Australian painters Dorrit Black and Alison Rehfisch. A self-confessed op & vintage shop addict, she’s forever scouring the aisles for the "perfect find" to include in a set up.
Carla has undertaken many courses & workshops at both Australian & overseas studios.
2021 Glow Glimmer Gallery
2021 Group Exhibition "The Country Table" Michael Reid Murrurundi
2020 Awarded "Highly Commended" 2020 Boroondara Arts Encouragement Award
2019 Semi Finalist Darling Portrait Prize National Gallery of Australia Canberra, for portrait of daughter Zoe