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Oceania

Grace

Carla

3093

Artist ID:

Exhibition & Shows | Awards


The sellability of my work has resulted in very few exhibitions, mainly solo exhibitions. However, I am most proud of my large painting “Troupe Flamboyance” being accepted into the Yawley Museum of Birds in Art, Wisconsin, this year.

Significant milestones in my career are the ongoing collaborations with the Museum of Birds in Art and the Kevin Richardson Foundation. The latter is an initiative I spearheaded

with the foundation, aiming to unite two major platforms for the noble cause of wildlife conservation and to showcase my work.

I have participated in many group exhibitions, listed below. My first and only solo exhibit took place in 2019, a collaboration with a local business and the Zoo. Key awards are also listed below


Exhibitions


2024 | Group Exhibit, "Birds in Art", Yawley Museum of Birds in Art, Wisconsin

2019 | Solo Show, "Where the Light Touches", Intersect, Adelaide (12th July)

2019 | Group Show, The Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong (May)

2019 | Group Show, The Other Art Fair, Melbourne (2nd - 6th May)

2018 | Group Exhibit, Kennedy Art Prize "Beauty", Royal South Australian Society of Art, Adelaide (September)

2018 | Group Exhibit, RSASA Youth Awards Exhibition, Royal South Australian Society of Art, Adelaide (June)

2018 | Group Exhibit, Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London (May)

2017 | Australia Fashion Show, JYL Gallery Presentation, Sydney (November)

2017 | Group Exhibit, The Holmes Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Gold Coast (November)

2017 | Group Show, The Other Art Fair, Melbourne (May)

2016 | Group Show, RAW: Trend, Brisbane (June)

2012 | Private Solo Show, Invite Only, Perth (December)


Awards


2024 | Acceptance: Troupe Flamboyance, Yawley Museum of Birds in Art, Wisconsin (June)

2022 | Finalist: Invitation, David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year (May)

2018 | Finalist: Keratin, Kennedy Art Prize (September)

2018 | Winner: Frivolous, RSASA YouthScape 2D Award (June)

2018 | Finalist: Ken, David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year (May)

2018 | Finalist: Max, Bluethumb Portrait Competition (May)

2017 | Finalist: Omega, Holmes Art Prize (November)

2016 | Finalist: Cuban Cigar, Bluethumb Portrait Competition

2015 | Finalist: Elephant Detail, Hutchings Art on Paper

Brief Biography & Artistic Journey


When I was six years old, my grandmother, a very skilled painter, gave me my first art lesson, requiring me to draw a vase. She again taught me how to paint with oil paint at age 13. I later learned from a family member that after two oil painting lessons with my gran, she had sat astounded and told my aunt that there was nothing more she could teach me. I began selling my art at age 14.

My interest in art is fuelled by the simple fact that I love what I do. I am good at not only creating the art itself but also in the business behind being self-represented. I am self-taught in all areas of my practice, and my family's support in what I do motivates me to keep going.

I have spent most of my life in different parts of Africa and experienced wildlife in a way few people can. Being able to bring them to life on the canvas to be experienced by others has been an honour. Suppose I can be so bold as to capture the essence of an animal on my canvas and give it life in the homes of people who may never experience the beauty of it in nature. In that case, I have done one small thing in preserving the wonders of the world around us.

I live with my family on 14 acres of Australian gum tree forest in South Australia. My two young children love being part of my work in the studio, especially my four-year-old daughter, who dreams of one day becoming an artist. My husband works with me to run my online coaching site so that I can teach others the things I am developing along the way. Having just completed my first purpose- built studio and gallery, I look forward to creating many more works of art to bring beauty and intrigue into collectors' homes all over the world.

I quit my degree in fine art after two years when I realised that the work I was drawn to didn't fit the standard academic structure. My affinity for business and marketing made the system very frustrating. I left with a diploma and haven't looked back. I moved to Australia shortly after university and set up my own business. I spent the next 4 - 5 years gradually making my art my full- time career. In 2017, I dropped my casual job at an art store and haven't had any other income since then.

In 2020, I released my first tutorial, teaching other artists how to work with acrylic paint like I do. Since then, my tutorial platform has grown into an academy for artists to learn how to paint realistically with both acrylic and oil paint. I teach everything I know about painting and being a professional artist. I coach thousands of artists and have seen incredible improvement in each of their practices. This has been the most humbling and fulfilling aspect of my career to date.

Brief Biography & Artistic Journey


When I was six years old, my grandmother, a very skilled painter, gave me my first art lesson, requiring me to draw a vase. She again taught me how to paint with oil paint at age 13. I later learned from a family member that after two oil painting lessons with my gran, she had sat astounded and told my aunt that there was nothing more she could teach me. I began selling my art at age 14.

My interest in art is fuelled by the simple fact that I love what I do. I am good at not only creating the art itself but also in the business behind being self-represented. I am self-taught in all areas of my practice, and my family's support in what I do motivates me to keep going.

I have spent most of my life in different parts of Africa and experienced wildlife in a way few people can. Being able to bring them to life on the canvas to be experienced by others has been an honour. Suppose I can be so bold as to capture the essence of an animal on my canvas and give it life in the homes of people who may never experience the beauty of it in nature. In that case, I have done one small thing in preserving the wonders of the world around us.

I live with my family on 14 acres of Australian gum tree forest in South Australia. My two young children love being part of my work in the studio, especially my four-year-old daughter, who dreams of one day becoming an artist. My husband works with me to run my online coaching site so that I can teach others the things I am developing along the way. Having just completed my first purpose- built studio and gallery, I look forward to creating many more works of art to bring beauty and intrigue into collectors' homes all over the world.

I quit my degree in fine art after two years when I realised that the work I was drawn to didn't fit the standard academic structure. My affinity for business and marketing made the system very frustrating. I left with a diploma and haven't looked back. I moved to Australia shortly after university and set up my own business. I spent the next 4 - 5 years gradually making my art my full- time career. In 2017, I dropped my casual job at an art store and haven't had any other income since then.

In 2020, I released my first tutorial, teaching other artists how to work with acrylic paint like I do. Since then, my tutorial platform has grown into an academy for artists to learn how to paint realistically with both acrylic and oil paint. I teach everything I know about painting and being a professional artist. I coach thousands of artists and have seen incredible improvement in each of their practices. This has been the most humbling and fulfilling aspect of my career to date.

Women in Art

Envisioned

2102

Art ID

2024

|

102 x 122 cm

Oil on linen

25000

$

Carla

Grace

Women in Art

Troupe Flamboyance

2103

Art ID

2024

|

sold

Oil on linen

$

Carla

Grace

Women in Art

Chimp

2104

Art ID

2024

|

sold

Oil on linen

$

Carla

Grace

Women in Art

Cheetah

2105

Art ID

2024

|

sold

Oil on linen

$

Carla

Grace

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Personal Statement


I am Carla Grace, a traditional wildlife artist based in South Australia working with acrylic and oil paint. My work focuses on bringing animals to life on the canvas, working in a realistic way to give the viewer an intimate experience with each creature. Although the majority of the work I have created over the years has focussed on a singular subject in each painting, I am developing pieces with more complexity and narrative. I am drawn to the story that art can tell, and I long to see more thought-provoking uses of wildlife in art.

As an artist, I want to see my style and technique become more accessible and painterly while maintaining realism's balance. Although the paintings are refined and complete, I limit my work to two paint applications, excluding the canvas's toning. The restriction resulted in one layer for blocking in the animals and then one more layer to add detail. The intent is to leave parts of the painting unfinished and add a more painterly effect. However, the control of my brushwork is so detailed from the first application of paint that it takes close observation to see the artist's hand. The more you look into my paintings, the more you see, not only in the image itself but in the presence of the artist's hand.

This self-imposed limitation is a constant challenge, as I am naturally inclined to create something perfectly photorealistic, which often requires many layers. However, I have learned to resist the temptation to overwork a painting, and instead, I force myself to move on after only two applications. This discipline is both refreshing and agitating, but it fuels my passion for creating realistic art that bears the unmistakable mark of the creator. I am driven to push beyond the limitations of a photograph and strive to create complex compositions that only an artist can bring to life on the easel. I have explored various art forms but found that realism is the only format that truly fulfils me.

As a coach and tutor for other artists, I am committed to sharing my knowledge and experience. I aim to host workshops internationally, providing a platform for others to take their practice to a whole new level. My goal is to inspire and empower, fostering a community of artists who are passionate about creating high-quality wildlife art.

Wildlife as a genre of art does not feature heavily in the timeline of art history. By sharing my process and business ethic with other artists, I hope to see better-quality wildlife work flood the art world with bigger thinkers and more ambitious artists. As a group, we can

make more of a difference than I could do on my own. This is the lifelong goal of my career, and I hope that others will be empowered to do the same.


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Exhibition & Shows | Awards


The sellability of my work has resulted in very few exhibitions, mainly solo exhibitions. However, I am most proud of my large painting “Troupe Flamboyance” being accepted into the Yawley Museum of Birds in Art, Wisconsin, this year.

Significant milestones in my career are the ongoing collaborations with the Museum of Birds in Art and the Kevin Richardson Foundation. The latter is an initiative I spearheaded

with the foundation, aiming to unite two major platforms for the noble cause of wildlife conservation and to showcase my work.

I have participated in many group exhibitions, listed below. My first and only solo exhibit took place in 2019, a collaboration with a local business and the Zoo. Key awards are also listed below


Exhibitions


2024 | Group Exhibit, "Birds in Art", Yawley Museum of Birds in Art, Wisconsin

2019 | Solo Show, "Where the Light Touches", Intersect, Adelaide (12th July)

2019 | Group Show, The Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong (May)

2019 | Group Show, The Other Art Fair, Melbourne (2nd - 6th May)

2018 | Group Exhibit, Kennedy Art Prize "Beauty", Royal South Australian Society of Art, Adelaide (September)

2018 | Group Exhibit, RSASA Youth Awards Exhibition, Royal South Australian Society of Art, Adelaide (June)

2018 | Group Exhibit, Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London (May)

2017 | Australia Fashion Show, JYL Gallery Presentation, Sydney (November)

2017 | Group Exhibit, The Holmes Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Gold Coast (November)

2017 | Group Show, The Other Art Fair, Melbourne (May)

2016 | Group Show, RAW: Trend, Brisbane (June)

2012 | Private Solo Show, Invite Only, Perth (December)


Awards


2024 | Acceptance: Troupe Flamboyance, Yawley Museum of Birds in Art, Wisconsin (June)

2022 | Finalist: Invitation, David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year (May)

2018 | Finalist: Keratin, Kennedy Art Prize (September)

2018 | Winner: Frivolous, RSASA YouthScape 2D Award (June)

2018 | Finalist: Ken, David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year (May)

2018 | Finalist: Max, Bluethumb Portrait Competition (May)

2017 | Finalist: Omega, Holmes Art Prize (November)

2016 | Finalist: Cuban Cigar, Bluethumb Portrait Competition

2015 | Finalist: Elephant Detail, Hutchings Art on Paper

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