"I love when art reflects the heart of the artist. We all see and observe life differently, and we should therefore expect wonderfully unique representations."
Carla Bosch’s life of bold color began in 1976 in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria – and the city’s famous annual carpet of purple jacaranda blossoms no doubt inspired the bold impressionism that would years later entrance art-lovers around the world.
Although she studied interior design, her major artistic talent would not be denied. “I grew up in a very creative environment,” she says. “My dad was a pharmacist by day and an artist by night. His love for life and all things beautiful spilled over.”
By 1998, with her giving personality shining through in her liberal use of bright colors, the warmth and cheerfulness of her landscapes, coastal and street scenes caught the eye of top South African art galleries. Local and international, casual and seasoned art collectors started snapping up her work. It was only a matter of time before her work was recognized and welcomed on the international stage.
Carla loves painting "en plein air", but is equally at home in her studio, where she enjoys creating her impression of the subject matter without referencing pictures too much. She mostly paint with professional acrylics on stretched canvas, and works with both palette knife and brush.
Other artists have also noticed her talent and have wished to learn from her. Carla teaches workshops to established artists and novices alike.
She has won numerous international awards, and is a regular participant in top tier "plein air" events across the USA. Carla is represented by leading art galleries in South Africa, the UK, France, and the USA, where she now resides.