Carla Stein

3626 Planta Road





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Carla Stein's representational imagery against abstract grounds is created and distilled using glazing, layering, dripping and strong line.


The high colours of her paintings pulse with life and the images evoke deep connections to each viewer's personal experiences. A sense of myth and playfulness emanate from all her canvases and drawings.


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Carla, now lives and creates in Nanaimo, B.C.


Her formative years were influenced by exposure to classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and she later completed a 3-year Diploma in Fine Art at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. She holds a Masters Degree in Education.


An active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Carla has been juried into a variety of exhibitions and her work has been been shown in numerous galleries on Vancouver Island, as well as in Vancouver, New York City, and California. Her portfolio demonstrates an eclectic use of media with emphasis on acrylics. She has recently revived an interest in the combined use of pen, ink and watercolor.


Enthusiastic collectors own her paintings, and her images have been published in a number of both print and on-line publications.