Carla Maskall was born into a family of artists and encouraged to draw and paint from a very young age. She has lived in many places, but currently spends most of her time at Crescent Beach and Salt Spring Island. Her entire life, Carla has studied art, including Fine Art at Kwantlen College, and has been a member of various artists groups and councils as well as sought out mentors.
She has achieved Active Member status at the Federation of Canadian Artists and participates in their shows as well as shows in the community settings. Carla has won numerous awards for her art and likes to give back to the community by teaching seniors, which she has done for the past eight years, at various care homes.
Carla has a passion for painting plein air and annually participates in any plein air event she can find. Through her work, Carla has an underlying theme of environmental awareness, as she hopes to slow down the viewer to bring attention to the fragile beauty that surrounds us everyday that often gets taken for granted.
2020 June Honorarium and magazine feature Opus Art Supplies "Oh Canada! Virtual Art Tour:-Canadian Wildlife
2019 September Honorable Mention, Paint the Train Competition Arts Council of Surrey and the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway
2019 August. People’s Choice Award, Kilby's Historical Site Fifth annual Plein Air Festival
2019 April. Honorable Mention, Just Gates. Arts Council of Surrey
2018 July. Honorable Mention, Paint the Town. Semiahmoo Arts Society
2018 July People’s Choice Award, Paint the Town. Semiahmoo Arts Society
2018 August Honorable Mention, -Vinoscenti Vineyards Three Seasons Art Competition