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LQAF Gallery Spotlight: Carla Sumarlidson

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Born in the heart of Vancouver, Carla Sumarlidson has enjoyed a diverse career as a professional artist and respected arts educator. Sumarlidson uses iconic locations, expressive landscapes, and metaphorical narratives to examine the raw truths and compelling beauty of the world around her.

Sumarlidson is a street-smart social observer of her city and of how its old myths, nostalgic allure and contemporary truths have shaped her own personal story.

“The scenes (in my work) are intended to be fragmentary – mystery stories that serve as microcosms of this city’s social hierarchy and intimate character studies that explore faces and people that I’ve felt compelled to notice. These are slices of life and the viewer may complete the narrative.”

View more of her paintings at her Artist Gallery.