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My passion has always been to paint, draw & sculpt. The foundation of my work is based on the premise that no life experience whether considered a blunder or fortunate event is too big or small not to be turned into something special, beautiful & positive.

Most of the time, paintings come to me through the energy felt around me and within me as well as in dreams. I usually put brush to canvas without too much initial development of the piece. This allows the freedom of spontaneous energetic development in a space of almost curious anticipation as to the result.

I am most motivated by an experimental approach to creating art & consciously wrestle the images towards metaphorical depictions of my life or the energy I feel. I find inspiration in colours, poems, music and unanticipated things like my mother’s favorite movie, a night out with friends or an amazing conversation.

I often find what provokes my inspiration in turn reveals itself through the various steps of creating the actual art. My methods are quite sporadic at times, I don't feel I have a "style", I just paint whatever comes to me. This can result in organic energetic shapes by splattering, throwing, squirting, or flicking paint onto a canvas or board. On other occasions, I prefer to employ methods that are more conventional and techniques where I explore composition, perspectives or layering.

Often there are old paintings underneath the new; I like to leave windows on surface layers peering to the old underneath. I work with acrylics, oils, pastels, charcoal, ink and household materials e.g. egg shells, rope, sponges, toy footballs and trucks... just to name a few!

All work on this site are all my original work. I will be adding prints of past work for purchase very soon and I am very happy to take commissions to create that special custom piece just for you...

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it...
Carmen xo

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Education

- University of Sydney - Bachelor of Visual Arts, Painting, High Distinction - Dates attended 2014
- Western Sydney University - Bachelor of Business & Commerce, Marketing, Distinction - Dates attended 2002
- Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico - Bachelor of Graphic Design, Arts & Media Communications, High Distinction - Dates attended 2010

Exhibitions

Art on the Streets - Bondi
Mosman Art Prize 2016
Festival of Dreams, 2016
Private Shows - Philippines - 2017

Influences

Picasso, Van Gogh, Twombly, Frida, Dali, Lichtenstein... The universe, Love, Energy & LIFE!

62cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$880
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$440
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$440
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Mixed Media
$440
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Mixed Media
$440
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,100
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,100
90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
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$1,100
46cm (W) x 60cm (H)
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$230
50cm (W) x 75cm (H)
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$860