Artist Spotlight: Carla Koulajian

In the artist’s own words: “My paintings reflect my life experiences. I grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. In my youth it was a colorful city where beauty was the standard and diversity was the norm, where the living was easy and the fragrances were bountiful. I saw the beauty fade, the colors darken, and the fragrances turn to nauseous odors and heard stories that were unspeakable: in the midst of its civil war Beirut was burning. I work with my gut and strive to have a positive energy contained within each painting.”