Carla Paine

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Carla Paine

United States


Carla Louise Paine (b. 1982) American, was educated in the traditions and techniques of classical oil painting in Florence, Italy. There, at the Florence Academy of Art she completed three years of intense study, spending her last trimester in 2010 in Sweden at the Academy's Scandinavian branch. Prior to that she studied at the highly regarded School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Carla has received numerous recognition for her work including ‘The Duel Category Award’ in the Art Renewal Center's 2016 Annual Salon, ‘Best Figurative’ in the 2017 International Guild of Realism's Winter Salon, ‘Best Nude’ in the Art Renewal Center's 2015 Annual Salon, first place in the Collection Beaux-Arts Réaliste 2015 Competition, second place in The Artist's Magazine 2015 figurative competition, and has been included in Southwest Art Magazine 2016 ‘Artist to Watch’ feature. She has also been a participant in exhibitions nation wide as well as over seas, including exhibiting with The Art Renewal Center's 2015 Exhibition at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Oil Painters of America, The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, The International Guild of Realism, and The Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art.

Currently living in Washington State, Carla has set up a studio on her small farm just outside of the state's capitol, Olympia.

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