I am Carla Sonheim... Painter of Girls (Mother of Boys...). The girls I paint are not from life but are fictional portraits inspired by the special and fleeting innocence of girlhood...
I have been painting for a little over five years; prior to that, I was a magazine art director, graphic designer, marketing copyrighter, gardening pamphlet editor, legal secretary and lifeguard (in reverse order). In my 40s I have finally found what I was meant to do all along (make art).
If you get a chance, visit my blog and etsy shop!