I have painted my whole life...well except when I was raising children and working in corporate America. I was like everyone else in this country, working hard to make ends meet. In 2002 I exchanged my suits for a paint brush and canvas. I've never been happier. There is something so much more fulfilling with every painting I sell.
I love abstract and texture...tons of it! I didn't always used to paint like this. I had an art professor that pushed me to "get outside my box" and comfort zone. The more I ventured out, the more excited I became.
Painting is a deep, tranquil sensation for me. People ask me all the time if I draw my paintings out before I paint them. The answer is no! I don't even know how anyone can do that with abstract. I never know what a painting is going to be until I am finished – there is no preconception of what I am going to do before I begin. I have a “feeling” and intuitively I let it flow through me onto my canvas. Each piece has its own energy and a small part of my soul.
I love to see my paintings stir the imagination in people and I invite everyone who views them to "think outside the box." Try not to "see" something in my paintings but "feel" how a painting moves you. No two people will see the same thing, or feel the same way. That's what makes each painting special only to you.
Every painting is a unique piece of creativity, and can never be duplicated once it is finished, and I never have them digitally duplicated. Each painting is the only one in existence.
I hope you enjoy looking through my art work. Send me your comments through my contact page. I enjoy hearing from people and discussing art with everyone. You can also find me on Facebook @CarlaWormingtonArt. You can also find me on Twitter @Carla_Messerli.