Abstract Painter & Fashion Designer
"PASSIONS" Guest Artist
I moved to West Palm Beach after I graduated from music school. Living there, I knew that wasn’t the place for me. When I moved to Tampa, it felt like home. After I graduated with my BS, I worked in fashion. Working in fashion, fed my designing and creative side. My two kids and my clothing line was everything I wanted.
As life has it, I was thrown a health challenge. After spraining my right ankle I was diagnosed with a rare chronic illness called RSD or CRPS- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. Unable to walk for a while and in constant pain, our lives changed forever. Losing my business and seeing my kids hurting, wasn’t easy but that’s when art saved me.
Painting gives me a freedom to let go. It allows me to put my pain on canvas. Whether I’m and painting an abstract, an animal or the clouds, I like to incorporate recycled materials. When someone connects with one of my paintings, it’s the best medicine.
My artwork can be found at https://www.carlafairchildart.com/ as well as on social media.
My wearable art can be found and purchased at https://www.legaleriste.com/en/carla.fairchild