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      Carla Louise Paine (b. 1982) American, 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 under the direction of Daniel Graves. Prior to that she studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been a participant in exhibitions nation wide and her work can be found in private collections in Europe and in the United States. Currently Carla resides on her small farm just outside of Olympia Washington.



      To contact Carla about her original works or regarding a commission, click here or you can email Carla directly at cpaine@carlapaine.com.

      Exhibitions, Galleries and Collections:

2017 International Guild of Realism Winter Salon, Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale Arizona

2016 Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne Indiana

2016 Childhood’s End Small Works Show, Olympia Washington

2016 International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver Colorado

2016 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition, The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Olympia Washington

2016 T.H. Brennen Fine Art, Scottsdale Arizona

2016 Carla Louise Paine: Contemporary Classicism, The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia Washington

2015 The Art Renewal Center Salon Exhibition at The European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain, and the Salmagundi Club, New York City

2015 Oil Painters of America Salon Show at Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

2015 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition at Cutter and Cutter Fine Art Galleries, St Augustine, Florida

2015 Florence Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey

2015 Art’s Walk at Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia Washington

2014 The Richard Massey Foundation Presents Selected Work From the Florence Academy of Art Alumni, New York NY

2014 Solo Exhibition at Olyphant Art Gallery, Olympia, Washington

2013 Scottsdale Solon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona

2013 Salon International Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio Texas

2012 The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society ‘Best of America’ Exhibition, Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar Missouri

2012 Salon International Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio Texas

2012 Florence Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition, Florence Italy

2012 Group Exhibition Ann Long Fine Art ‘Young Collectors Show,’ Charleston South Carolina

2011 Group Exhibition Ann Long Fine Art ‘Young Collectors Show,’ Charleston South Carolina

Permanent Collection of the Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2010 Group Exhibition Galleria Paradima, Florence Italy

     
Awards and Honors:

2016 Winner of the ‘Dual Category Award’ in the Art Renewal Center Salon

2016 Named ‘Artist to Watch’ by Southwest Art Magazine

2015 ‘Best Nude’ in the Art Renewal Center Salon

2015 Honorable Mention, Collection Beaux Arts Realiste Figurative Competition

2015 Second Place, The Artist’s Magazine Figurative Competition

2015 First Place in the Collection Beaux-Arts Realiste Figurative Competition

2015 Finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon

2014 Finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon, Figurative

2013 Finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon, Still Life

2012 Award of Merit, The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society ‘Best of America’ Exhibition

2012 Finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon, Figurative

2012 Finalist in the Art Renewal Center Salon, Still Life

2012 Honorable Mention, Florence Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition

2011 Florence Academy Named Scholarship Award

2010 Florence Academy Named Scholarship Award

2009 Florence Academy Work Scholarship Award

2008 Florence Academy Named Scholarship Award

2007 Florence Academy Work Scholarship Award
     
Publications:

2016 “Art and Freedom Yearbook XI” Published by Galeria Artelibre

2016 Article in Thurston Talk “Beyond the Stroke: Carla Paine, Oil Painter”

2016 February issue of Southwest Art Magazine, Featured as an ‘Emerging Artist’

2015 December Issue of The Artist’s Magazine, Second Place Awarded in the Figurative Category

2015 The Florence Academy of Art: The First 25 Years, written by Allison Malafronte

2014 “Florence Art Stars Meet New York” by Jeffrey Carlson, Fine Art Connoisseur September issue of “Fine Art Today”

2014 Art Renewal Center International Salon Catalogue

2013 Renewal Center International Salon Catalogue

2012 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibition Catalogue

2012 Salon International Exhibition Catalogue

2012 Art Renewal Center International Salon Catalogue
     
Academic:

2011 The Florence Academy of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden

2007-2010 The Florence Academy of Art, Florence Italy

2005-2006 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Illinois