Carla was born in London Soho in 1958. She studied at the City & Guilds where she graduated with a first class BA (Hons) Degree in (Fine Art) Painting. She was awarded the Hugh Casson Drawing Prize at the RA Summer Exhibition in 2015.
It was the photographs of Paris and France taken by 1900’s French photographer Eugene Atget, that inspired her to make a series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings. Finding images in different media, photography, film and TV, taken in another period of time, and translating them into large-scale charcoal or pastel drawings is what compels her.
Carla draws in charcoal and sees her work as translations, attempting to capture something from the original while imparting something new of her own.