My name is Carla and I’m a Melbourne based Visual and Contemporary Artist.
I began my artistic life at the age of 8, taking on several Art Courses with some of Australia’s most renowned portrait, landscape and Fine Artists, up until my late teens. Bette McCauley and the Ruth Tuck Art School were where I spent most of my childhood days, outside of School Hours. I then studied both Art and Graphic Design in Adelaide, South Australia in my late teens and early 20s before moving to Melbourne in 2001.
I spent my full time working life initially as a Floral Designer and then working in the Fashion Industry for the next 18 years, in State and National roles. I always continued to draw and paint in a little side business of my own throughout this time; completing personal commissions, designs and portraiture for clients, friends and the people I’d meet along the way.
I’m now in my small West Melbourne Studio painting full time. While trained in Portraiture and Fine Art, the creative freedom in Abstract and Contemporary Painting is where I found my place. A new and larger studio space for my works is under construction and will be ready in 2022.
Fresh flowers, fashion, photography and Interior spaces are some of the elements of inspiration that influence me daily to create new pieces and continue to evolve in my processes and style. I still experiment like a child and enjoy trying new mediums and tools. With 2 young boys, my time is often limited so I cherish this time alone with my creative side whenever I can. It’s the one thing I can do to continue exploring areas of design, colour and texture that best reflects that very moment I am in. I hope to bring you into my world of colour and design through my new site and show my latest works and designs to you all.
CZxo Original Artworks, Illustrations and Prints are available through my Online store and also available via Independent Stockists and Interior Stylists across Australia.
Made with Love, always. Carla Zammit x