Some of Carla's work incorporates bits of nature, like bark, grasses, seeds, and other bits of material found in nature, in paintings of nature and the Canadian Shield. She likes to elevate the lesser parts of nature, like mushrooms, lichen, and wildflowers, to a more important level by making them the focal point in her paintings. A third dimension, almost like relief sculpture, is achieved by including bits of nature, and other found objects, and by building up the layers of acrylic paints. The challenges to incorporate these natural elements inspires further development of her art.
Although much of Carla's work is realistic, such as her portraits and pen & ink drawings of wildflowers, a lot more of her paintings are becoming more abstract. She loves working with colour and various media, and being challenged to create a novel, interesting piece of art work. Over the past few years her art has become more expressionistic as she experiments with different media and collage materials on various mediums such as canvas, yupo, watercolour, and various home made papers.
You will find Carla's work here.