Artwork by Carla

Artwork by Carla

Initially I was self taught in oil painting while I was on active duty in the United States Air Force, then became a member of an art association, entered into juried shows, painted for squadron functions and completed a wall mural of the NYC skyline in S.E. Turkey. After my time in the Air Force I worked at a framing gallery then became an interior decorator. 9/11 happened - and with some drastic changes in my life I took a break from painting and had to shift my career path. With the emergence of local "paint and sip" studios I once again took the opportunity to get involved and started painting in 2014 with acrylic paints, then took classes with Lakeside Art Institute in 2015. Inspired by nature, texture, and bright colors I began to specialize in custom commission paintings and I'm working my way into the NYC metropolitan area as an up and coming American contemporary artist. So far since my return to art creations I've completed several commission orders, my work has been in solo exhibits in local libraries, a local annual art show and sale with over 40 other artists, an art show competition with a major local hospital, a local craft beer and specialty wine bar and exhibits with the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts. As a new member of the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts I also help with planning, fundraising for historical preservation and setting up for exhibits. In addition, I'm teaching acrylic painting classes at local libraries and I will continue to add more inventory to sell here to the artpal community. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or requests for customization.

Enjoy my work!

Carla Hicks

Non Representational Seascapes

Seascapes and Beaches Gallery

Scenic Inland Gallery

Folk Art/Rustic Gallery

Modern Gallery

Abstract Gallery