Carla Paine

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Carla Paine

United States

Carla Louise Paine, born 1982 in Denver Colorado, 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 in Chicago.

Carla has received numerous awards and recognition for her work including multiple awards from the Art Renewal Center, ‘Best Figurative’ from the International Guild of Realism, 10th place and a Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America, second place in the Artist’s Magazine figurative competition, and has been included in Southwest Art Magazine as an ‘Artist to Watch.” Carla has also been a participant in exhibitions nation wide as well as over seas, including exhibiting with the Art Renewal Center at the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona and New York, Oil Painters of America, The International Guild of Realism, The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, 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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