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
A Cake for the School Fate by Carla McRaeoil pastel on paper 67.5x92cm framed$1200
Baker’s Delight by Carla McRaeoil pastel on paper 76.5x46.5cm framedSold
Bella Notte by Carla McRaeoil pastel on paper 71x35cm framedSold
Picnicin’ by Carla McRaeoil pastel on paper 68x84.5cm framed$1200
Looking is Playing by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 50x50cm $1250
Spinning the Wheels by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 34x29cm Sold
The Mantra by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 25x33cm Sold
Tribute to a Special Playground by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 50x50cm $1250
Tribute to a Special Slippery Dip by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 100x100cm $2400
Friends of the Lupin by Carla McRaepigment marker on paper 27x27cm framed $600
The Horses by Carla McRaepigment marker on paper 27x27cm framed $600