Artwork by Carla

Artwork by Carla

From a family of artists and creative types, I started with 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 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 New Jersey in 2015. Inspired by nature, texture, and bright colors I began to specialize in custom commission paintings and I'm working as an up and coming American contemporary artist in New York. So far since my return to art creations I've completed several commission orders, my work has been in several solo exhibits in local libraries, a group art show and sale with over 40 other artists, art show competitions with Morristown Medical Center, exhibited for sale in various New Jersey businesses and at Bertoni Gallery in Warwick, NY. As I am also an Interior Designer with a strong visual sense of balance and color, I work more meticulously with custom painting orders to make sure they tie in with the decor as necessary. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or requests for customization and thank you for your support of my creative journey!

Enjoy my work!

Carla Hicks
Warwick, New York
IG: @carla.hicks01

Seascapes and Beaches Gallery

Non Representational Seascapes

Scenic Inland Gallery

Folk Art/Rustic Gallery

Modern Gallery

Abstract Gallery

Chic Art