ART on the Square Gallery

Artist Owner

Carla Hood

“I have always been fascinated by the works of the ‘Great Masters’. After retiring and settling in Summerville, the natural beauty of the area inspired me to give painting a try.

Primarily self taught, I have used several mediums in the creation of my art. After beginning with acrylics and watercolors, the medium I have come to enjoy the most is traditional oils. I find oils allow me to totally immerse myself, as I create a likeness. Recently, colored pencils have become a medium I would like to explore more. I find my inspiration in the beauty of nature all around me. Painting has forced me to really ‘look’ at a subject for the first time – examining its line, form, color, texture, light, and shadow. Flowers, birds, animals, and even insects are some of my favorite subjects. I strive to obtain a good likeness and bring out their vibrant colors and exquisite details. To me, capturing the expressive eyes of an animal is like reaching into their soul!” – Carla Hood