Carla

Hefley

Tulsa

oils

Painting with oils is my favorite medium. I love to mix the colors and apply them liberally. Flowers are my favorite subject, but I often find myself drawn to landscapes, and my new found desire of portraiture.

Artist Statement

As a child I was always sketching but lost the desire somewhere along the way. I knew I had an eye for art but didn't know how to take what I saw and registered in my brain to my hands. When in 2006, during a 7 month period of terrible loss I found myself in a deep dark hole. Two years of depression and a trip to a therapist, who suggested I revisit my first love, art, I found my way to the light and happiness once again. I love to paint flowers as they are of rebirth, beauty and color.

Artist Bio

My artistic education consists of junior high art for three years, then nothing until I joined an afternoon class with local artist Ross Myers.  I then discovered the world of workshops.   I've taken many around the country with artists such as; David Leffel, Sherri McGraw, Derek Penix, Daniel Keys, Kelli Folsom, Kevin Beilfuss, Charles Ewing, Lori Putnum, Tim Tyler and Romel de la Torre and they've given me a basis to further my art.  

 

National Juried Shows:

Artists of Northwest Arkansas

Allied Artists

 

https://youtu.be/XvUzoAvulx8

 

AWARDS:  

 

Abundnce    2011  2nd Place  Oil  A.R.T.(Alpha Rho Tau) 

Rainy Day in Caan   2011 1st Place   Photography    A.R.T.

Clematis   2011  Honorable Mention  oil                   A.R.T. 

Harvest Time  2015   2nd Place  Oil                     A.R.T. 

Topiary  2016 1st Place    Oil                       A.R.T.

Black Eye Susan in Purple and Blue 2016 H.M. Oil A.R.T.

 A Red Rose   2016  3rd Place  Oil    Southeast Oklahoma
Fine Arts (SOFA)

 Oren’s Orchids   2017    3rd Place               A.R.T.

 Lady and the Red Rose  2018  1st Place             Oil              
MORE Color –Dennis R. Neill Equality Center

Morning Glories
Jara's Tulips
Morning Glories
Jara's Tulips
Sunflowers in Black and White
Sunflowers in Black and White
Bowl of Apples
Bowl of Apples
Topiary
Topiary
Jackmani
Jackmani
Fresh Flowers
Fresh Flowers
A Red Rose
A Red Rose
Bella
Bella
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Lady and the Red Rose
Orchid and Glass
Spider Mums
Orchid and Glass
Spider Mums
Barrels and Blooms
Barrels and Blooms
Main Street Tavern Glow
Main Street Tavern Glow
Girl and the Green Drape
Girl and the Green Drape

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

(405)879-2400

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