An image of her painting “Moonflowers III” was licensed by Icon shoes for their Spring 2012 collection. Dos Puentes Vineyard in Mendoza Argentina commissioned her to create a painting for the labels for three of their wines. The Harbor Beach Fort Lauderdale Marriott commissioned her to paint an 8 foot tall Adirondack chiar with a mermaid theme. She was a chosen artist for “Keys to the Cities” for which she painted a piano that spent 2 weeks in a public place in Palm Beach County and was then donated to a charity venue.
As an illustrator Carla works in gouache. She has illustrated nineteen picture books, twelve of which she wrote. Her other illustration work includes greeting cards, fine art illustration stock images for Artville/Getty Images and Imagezoo, educational and medical projects for children and magazine work. She has received awards for her children’s books from the New York Times, Parent's Choice, The American Folklore Society and PMA, the Independent Book Publishers Association as well as others.
Carla has taught fine art and illustration courses at Maryland College of Art and Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Lighthouse Center for the Arts. She currently teaches painting at Old School Square in Delray Beach and the Art School of the Boca Museum of Art. She has been doing presentations and workshops for children, teens and adults in schools, libraries, museums and other community based venues for over 20 years. Carla has been an artist for five Animals on Parade Public Art Projects including Washington DC’s Party Animals and Pandamania, Ocean City Maryland’s OC Beach Birds, Prince George's County, Maryland’s Birds-I-View and Palm Beach County's Wild Things. Her paintings reflect her life, her travels and her imagination.