Was born in 1976 in Pretoria, South Africa.
After finishing an Interior Design Diploma at the Tshwane University of Technology (1997), Carla’s love for painting took over. Hard work paid off as numerous prominent art galleries requested her work. Most of these top galleries remain loyal supporters to this day.
The warmth and cheerfulness of her work is true to Carla’s vibrant personality and her giving nature is evident in the liberal use of bright acrylics and oils. She possesses a unique ability to create amazing scenes taking you on never ending journeys. From the glorious landscapes of Southern Africa to the street scenes of ancient Europe to the captivating American coastline, all inspires Carla to share her impressions of beautiful places with you.
“Painting gives me the opportunity to capture the energy and emotions of beautiful moments in time. All of us can sense the emotion of a moment to a degree but most neglect to invest some time discovering what that moment has to offer. The net effect is a society who becomes numb to the excitement of life right in front of us. I will for instance regularly go for a drive in the countryside shortly after a rainstorm to study the tremendous moment when the sun boldly breaks through the heavy clouds illuminating the fields to almost unbelievable beauty.
Bright colours and sometimes broad strokes of the brush help me to give expression to the abundance of life that we are presented with on a daily basis. I believe success lies not in painting something beautifully but in painting something that will repeatedly create beauty within the beholder. Investing in living art will yield returns much more valuable than mere monetary profits although ultimately these generally go hand in hand. ” Carla Bosch
Carla has spent many hours studying the work of old masters and young artists alike. It is Carla’s desire to be an ever developing artist. She embraces every opportunity to interact and learn from other artists.
Carla is an Extraordinary Ability Green Card recipient and is also a 2014 Best Of Acrylics international competition winner. She is a Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) member and won the Randy Higbee Award at the LPAPA Showcase in 2014. Her most recent accomplishments include being juried into the 2015 LPAPA Best of Plein Air Show, a first place award in the 2015 Paint San Clemente quick draw competition and no less than two honorable mentions in the 2015 Paint San Clemente main event.
While Carla’s work finds its way all over the world, she and her family now reside in California, USA