Carla Botes is a Cape Town based fine artist and illustrator. She plies her craft in multiple media, including gouache, acrylics, ink and pastel; favoring the much underestimated qualities of gouache. She balances conceptual intention and artistic tension between capturing perfection in an imperfect medium, by an imperfect artist.
Her subject matter often includes the juxtaposition of seemingly ordinary, contrasted with quirky, whimsical and unusual element. She sees herself as a visual storyteller, aiming to entice the imagination of the viewer with the tale her brushstrokes tell.