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Carla grew up in Ohio in a family of

creative individuals. Her own artistic skills

were apparent at a very early age and

blossomed more as she grew. By age 11,

she was showing her art in local art fairs

and events accumulating best of show

awards throughout Ohio and Indiana.


She attended Anderson University where

she grew her talent and knowledge of art

with a major in Art Education. It is here that

she became inspired by the brush work of

Eastern cultures, developing a 

quality that is still apparent in her work.

After receiving her Master’s degree in

painting from Miami University (Ohio) Carla

taught art before becoming an artist full-

time in the late 70s. 


" I chose the Berkshire area as my residence,

to develop my style. 

The natural beauty of the terrain inspires

me — from the mountains and rolling

hills to the streams, waterfalls, and

birch groves. Over the years, my gardens

have become an additional source of

inspiration for my luminous painting style

I continue to enjoy teaching adult painting

workshops, and meeting artists with different

perspectives and talents.

Working back and forth between 2 dimensional

painting, and the 3 dimensional ceramic art

enriches my artistic development,

and challenges my perspecitves." 

Carla Niehaus

H.B. Brickell Gallery - Miami, FL

Four Star Gallery - Indianapolis, IN

Clapp & Tuttle Gallery - Miami, FL

The Columbus Businessman’s Club - Columbus, OH

Oleary-Jacobsen Gallery, Torrington, CT

Waterside Gallery - West Stockbridge, MA

The Canton Creamery Gallery - Canton, CT

Signature Gallery - West Hartford, CT (ongoing over 20 years)

P.S. Gallery - Litchfield, CT (ongoing over 20 years)

One Person Show & Featured Galleries

Recent Awards

Ct + 5

2009 Richeson Watercolor Award

2007 Granby Land Trust Award

2003 Nancy Green Memorial Award

2001 Avon Art Association Member’s Award

Numerous acquisitions by each of the following Corporate and Private collectors

State of Connecticut

Prue Parletti

Hebb & Gitlin

Berman & Sabel

Pope & Hassard

Hartford Hospital

General Electric Corp.

United Bank and Trust

Sawmut Manufact. Corp.

Danager Corp.

Kaiser Permanente Corp.

Mechanics Savings Bank

Grove Hill Medical Center

Fireman's Fund Insurance Corp.

Four Star Gallery, Indianapolis, Ind.

Law Offices of Carlos Gomez, Springfield, Mass.

Marriotte Corp. Hartford, Ct. Corp. Center

Yale New Haven Hospital

Smilo Cancer Center, Yale New Haven, Ct.

Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Ct

and Nuerous Private Collectors

paint brush
Carla Niehaus
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