About the Artist


The prints and drawings on this website represent my twenty-five year career as a Bay Area professional artist and art educator. Since receiving an MFA in Printmaking in 1984 from The Academy of Art in San Francisco, I have been teaching studio and digital art at various California Community Colleges. I have participated in numerous national and international juried exhibitions and have had artist-in-residencies at Kala Institute in Berkeley and Kalani Honua Cultural Retreat in Hawaii. I have also been a member of the California Society of Printmakers since 1992.

The guiding forces behind my work, particularly the mezzotints and large-scale colored pencil drawings, are the subtleties and complexities of light, dark, and shadow as they interact with images of nature and objects in still life. There are three major sources of my imagery. I work using photographs for reference, from life by arranging found objects and materials, or from my imagination. At times, I have combined any or all of these processes in creating a drawing or print. My ultimate goal is to create an intimate connection for the viewer with the intrinsic animate and sensuous qualities of my images. 

I am also beginning to explore combining traditional drawing and printmaking methods with digital techniques.

Please feel free to contact me by email at or by mail at my studio mailing address if you have any questions or comments about the work presented on this website, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to visit my studio gallery.

Carla Golder
1066 47th Avenue
Studio #12
Oakland, CA 94601

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Colored Pencil Drawings
Mezzotint and Intaglio
Relief and Lithograph
Digital Images

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