Carla Dawson’s work is an evolution and development of traditional Impressionist ideas. The work takes on the challenge of the outdoors, the world of nature, and the life that comes through in the spirit of reflection. By intensifying the contrast among colors and laying heavy but carefully selected brushstrokes, she creates emotional works that are simple in concept but masterful in style. Her works emphasize what is basic and alive in nature. Her technique allows the vitality of her paints to be a force in bringing the work to life. The works are at once both a commentary on and a reflection of the miracles and simplicity of the natural world. Abandoning a career in banking to follow a calling in art long-postponed, she began workshopping her skills in landscape painting at Washington University and opened a business in designing her own jewelry. She now has dedicated herself to oil painting exclusively. Participation in recent exhibitions and juried competitions has brought Dawson a following that awaits the directions her talents will further take her.
Carla Dawson - b Gallery