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Carly works to bring stories to life through illustration, specializing in figurative art for young adult and adult book covers in the fantasy and science fiction genres. She also takes private commissions and sells her original oil paintings.

Growing up she was always a creative type and wanted to be everyone and everything, which explains why she’s always been drawn to stories. Nothing lets us explore other lives quite the way narratives told through books, games, and movies do. Even now she has a chronic thirst to learn, explore, and experiment. Her academic background is a bachelor’s in zoology with a minor in chemistry. When not painting and experimenting in her studio you’ll probably find her in her garden or exploring the nearby mountains with her faithful and constant companion, Strider.


Art annuals, awards and shows

  • Springville Museum of Art 99th annual Spring Salon

  • Gen Con Art Show

  • Dragon Con Art Show

  • ARC 16th salon semi-finalist

  • People are my Favorite, juried show for the Portrait Society of America, UT and CO regions

  • Infected by Art volume 10 selected for cover

  • Infected by Art volume 9

  • Infected by Art volume 7

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