Carla McRae

Carla McRae is a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, she spent her childhood hunching over a sketchbook, obsessing over cartoons and culture. Not too much has changed since.

Carla’s drawings pull together a blank space with crisp lines, geometric shapes, strong colour and characters. Wielding a pencil, marker or paint brush at any time, her background in design has informed her preference for clean, simplistic image-making.

Her work depicts small, open narratives and stories about characters and their worlds. Her characters are strong, independent and busy exploring the spaces they occupy, or enjoying the beauty of small gestures and quieter moments.

When she’s not working on freelance projects, Carla exhibits her work, self-publishes and loves a nice warm day painting a big wall in the sun.

 

Artworks
The Feeling Wheel by Carla McRaeplywood, poly filler, acrylic paint 32x32cmSold
A Flower I’ve Seen / A Flower That’s Seen Me by Carla McRaeplywood, poly filler, acrylic paint 27.5x19cm Sold
Ambient Mix I by Carla McRaeNZ wool and Artsilk hand tufted cut pile rug 160x230cm $1200
Ambient Mix II by Carla McRaeNZ wool and Artsilk hand tufted cut pile rug 160x230cm $1200
Feels Like Love by Carla McRaeink on paper 48.6x48.6cm framedSold
Feels Like Flow by Carla McRaeink on paper 49x47.4cm framed$1000
Green by Carla McRaeink on paper 47.6x43.6cm framedSold
Silence, the Green Silence by Carla McRaesoft pastel & oil pastel on paper 109x79cm framed$2500
Languid Mood by Carla McRaegouache on wood blocks, plywood 14x9.5cm$550
Sun Stretch by Carla McRaegouache on wood blocks, plywood 10x10cm$550
A Deep Breath by Carla McRaegouache on wood blocks, plywood 20.5x13cm$550
Sunlight by Carla McRaeink on paper 57.6x57.6cm framed$1200
Inner Sanctum by Carla McRaesoft pastel & oil pastel on paper 85.5x85.5cm framed$2100
Today’s Looking at You by Carla McRaesoft pastel & oil pastel on paper 109x89cm framed$2500
Looking is Playing by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 50x50cmSold
Tribute to a Special Slippery Dip by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 100x100cm$2400
Friends of the Lupin by Carla McRaepigment marker on paper 27x27cm framedSold
Picnicin by Carla McRaeoil pastel on paper 68x84.5cm framedSold
Tribute to a Special Playground by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 50x50cm$1250
A Cake for the School Fate by Carla McRaeoil pastel on paper 67.5x92cm framedSold
Spinning the Wheels by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 34x29cm Sold
Baker’s Delight by Carla McRaeoil pastel on paper 76.5x46.5cm framedSold
The Mantra by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 25x33cm Sold
Bella Notte by Carla McRaeoil pastel on paper 71x35cm framedSold