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Following are books and magazines in which Carla has been featured.

Carla’s work has appeared in the following books:

Masters of watercolor: Interviews with watercolorists, by Konstantin Sterkhov 2018 (featured in Figure and Portrait section)

A Fluid Tradition — Northwest Watercolor Society … The first 75 Years –  book available thru Amazon and NWWS

Inspirations and Technical Breakthroughs: Secrets from the Contemporary International Watercolor Masters 1 (Written in Chinese.)

Watermedia Painting with Stephen Quiller, by Stephen Quiller 2009 (image used ” Beach Walkers “)

Confident Color, and Exploring Color, by Nita Leland 2008  (image used ” Before and After “)

Finding Your Visual Voice by Dakota Mitchell 2008 (image used ” the Dancer “)

Carla’s work also appeared in Splash5 – The Glory of Color published by Northlight Books and Exploring Color by Nita Leland.

Other Publications (Partial List)

magazine cover L'Aquarelle

International Artist Magazine Issue #103 June/ July  “ How to Get Into a Juried Show”

Pratique Des Arts (France)

L’Art de L’Aquarelle (France )
See the article online

Watercolor Artist (US) “The Gold Standard”
“A wash of gold gesso, a sheet of hot-press paper and a fidelity to artistic process provide the alchemy behind Carla O’Connor’s captivating figurative works in gouache.” – Sarah Strickley

The Art of Watercolour (London)
“Infused with a graphic touch, her paintings are depictions of figures silhouetted against an almost abstract background.”  – London

Carla was featured in an article for American Artist Magazine in 2008 (online at

Carla’s article, “The Mark of Experience,” appeared in the August/September 2000 issue of International Artist Magazine.

Her work was included in “When Figures Emerge” in the Winter 2001 issue of Watercolor Magazine.

Carla also contributed to “Charting a New Course in Watercolor” written by Joanne Moore in the September 2001 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, “Launching A Workshop-Teaching Career” by Beth Patterson in the Fall 2002 issue of Watercolor Magazine and to “From the Inside Out”, June, 2004 issue of Watercolor Magic Magazine.

Carla was among the artists featured in “Creativity – What Inspires 5 Top Painters”, The Artists Magazine, Oct. 1998; “What Is Abstract Art”, International Artist Magazine, Oct.-Nov. 1998; and Watercolor Expressions, Rockport Press 1999.

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