Carla’s Favourite Things

I am an artist based in Chobham, Surrey. My artwork ranges in a variety of media, from oil painting to tempera, watercolours, acrylics and mixed media. It is mainly figurative, though some of my pieces can be abstractions of figurative forms. I work on objects, single items or still life, and landscapes. I do not mimic reality and look for a personal vision of shapes and colours sometimes disregarding proportions. Impressionistic views merge with a surrealist vision in my work and a poetic interpretation of reality. Sketching and drawing are always my first steps towards a finished work. Then I choose the media that best suits the composition. Sometimes I try different media for the same subject to see which one interprets the form and feeling I wish to convey. The picture needs to speak to the viewer, communicating multiple sensations and engaging them in the story. Then I choose the media that best suits the composition. I am also a writer and my inspiration, both in writing and in painting, comes from where I live, what I do and the people I meet. It can be a view of the English landscape, flowers on a wall, working in my back garden, or an encounter. I am also very much inspired by travels, the changing of the seasons, exhibitions and memories. I think most of my work is a revisitation of memories of what I saw and experienced in the recent or distant past. I also produce craft work that ranges from crochet to needle work (embroidery, bags and clothes). Cards are available from £ 1.

I run pop-in workshops for children of all ages: card, puppet and book making.

Suggested donation £ 1-2


Work for sale
£ 1 - 200 cash only cards available from £ 1

Visiting information
The venue has a large car park, it is free The room is at the second floor but there is a lift

Place to eat
There are cafes and restaurants nearby in Chobham High street, five minutes' walk

Transport Details
Public transport to and from Woking and Knaphill: 73, 39a


Chobham Community Centre
Macmahon Cl, Chobham, Woking GU24 8NG

Telephone: 07775890508

  • Saturday 11th June Open
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Carla's Favourite Things

Chobham, Woking GU24 8NG, UK

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