Through a Carvellas Eye

Jun 28, 2015

11070068_10206066689212976_3495877094240290901_nArtist Kate Carvellas creates assemblages and paints.

We are in awe of her productivity.

And, she has an intriguing eye…
























Kate Carvellas, in her own words:

I am a self-taught artist who lives and creates in Pasadena, CA.  In 2004, I found myself in need of an artistic outlet. I began creating two-dimensional thematic montages using imagery from various magazines and clip art sources. With further exploration and a new-found confidence, I began to pursue a different direction, creating, original, three dimensional collages.  In 2007 I began exploring the creative world of mixed media and assemblage and fell in love with both of these media. In 2014 I started exploring the unlimited potential of abstract painting.  Creating work purely from my own mind, without borrowing images or objects to bring the work to life, has been an exhilarating experience.





The Journey's Just Begun

The Journey’s Just Begun


I now find great joy working in abstract painting and assemblage. In 2008 I began reading up on the history of painting and assemblage, and found inspiration in the work of artists such as Salvador Dali, Joseph Cornell and Kurt Schwitters: and more recently, the paintings of Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miro.  Watching the documentary “The Radiant Child” about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat had a deep impact on me and I strive to create work, not in his style, but that that has the freedom and spontaneity of his.

In 2012 I had the great pleasure of seeing the exhibit “Wonderland – The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.”  This exhibit profoundly affected me and I found kindred spirits in Louise Nevelson, Frida Kahlo and Remedios Varo and the work they have created.


The Greens of Summer

The Greens of Summer


A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance


Exhibit Highlights

2014 – Received Best in Show 3rd place ribbon from Mat Gleason for the “FRESH” exhibit at Southbay Contemporary/Zask Gallery.

Received “Special Recognition” for “Fragmented” and “Life’s Masquerade” from Upstream People Gallery’s “9th Annual Faces Online Art Exhibit.”

Received Awards of Merit at the “53rd Bold Expressions International Art Exhibit” in Carmichael, California for “Will You Still Need Me” and “Through the Looking Grass.”

Two pieces (“Process” and “Three”) were chosen to be a part of The Central California Art Association & Mistlin Gallery’s 57th Annual Spring Art Show.


See more of Kate’s work at


Symbols Stamps Stryations

Symbols Stamps Stryations





Floating Above the Plane

Floating Above the Plane


The inspiration…



The final painting…




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Louis Jane Studios

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