Carlotta Tormey
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Born into a family of both fine and commercial artists, Carlotta has held positions as an illustrator, conceptual designer and art director. She spent several years as a staff illustrator at an advertising design firm in San Francisco winning several awards and mentions for her illustration. This was a great opportunity for growth as it afforded her a chance to work with a variety of clients, challenges, art styles and media. During this time she was also a guest teacher at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. In 1992, she embarked on her freelance career working with a compendium of clients all over the United States from wineries to publishing houses.

Carlotta is moved by a person's face, costume or employment of the individual. She finds beauty and romance in a rusted truck, old building or character. She loves capturing a moment in time that tells a story and she enjoys doing portraits and period pieces.

When she is not dreaming something up, she generally works from photographs. She lets the subject determine how realistic she wants to get, often varying from what she has sketched—she just let's the painting happen. Her favorite medium is watercolor and pencil, though she often employs other material as well. She sometimes mixes styles within a painting.

For more information and views of her work, visit her website at carlottatormey.com. She also accepts commissions for portraits or any illustration needs by phone at 530-622-1451..



Black Beauty
Black Beauty

 

Placerville Lawmen
Placerville Lawmen

 

Atlantis Mermaid
Atlantis Mermaid

 

Blue Basket
Blue Basket

 

Bodles Bounty Apple Hill
Bodles Bounty Apple Hill

 

Boots
Boots

 

Fall Pruning
Fall Pruning

 

Juaquin Miller Abbey
Joaquin Miller Abbey

 

Old Toy Truck
Old Toy Truck

 

Opera Night
Opera Night

 

Placerville Pumpkin
Placerville Pumpkin

 

A Faire Morning
A Faire Morning

 

Fall at Boeger
Fall at Boeger

 

Last Leaves
Last Leaves

 

Leopard
Leopard

 

Mermaid Pirates
Mermaid Pirates

 

Pirate's Dawn
Pirate's Dawn