As a painter, Carla’s goal is to produce art that exhilarates. “I want to reach people with color and vibrancy,” says Carla. Born in Mexico City and raised near the beach in Cancun, her Mexican identity is essential to my art. It informs my worldview and is the keepsake of traditions and memories that she cherishes. Over the years, Carla’s style has evolved from a tendency toward realism to tapping into the outer realms of her imagination. The most recent collections include experimentation in geometric abstraction and a return to paintings that are highly detailed and recall a sense of place. The underlying theme, however, is always joy.