PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELISSA HARTMANN
Carla O’Bee was born in Vancouver and raised in Penticton, BC. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education with Art Specialization from the University of British Columbia. She currently lives in Penticton with her husband Teddy and their two young children.
O’Bee is known for her bronze and copper jewelry, as well as for her acrylic paintings. Whether through stark, bright colours or soft muted palettes, O’Bee’s paintings draw from natural landscapes and experiment with geometric shapes and asymmetrical design—she features circular canvases among her square and rectangle pieces, and she frequently incorporates elements of design and vintage inspirations into her work.