Carly Hardy Fine Art



Self-guided study for more than thirty years has given Carly Hardy the freedom to explore beyond the expected. She says, "when you have no expectations, you have no fear."


Creating larger works from smaller plein air sketches allows Carly to explore the content of a subject rather than the reality of it. "After painting the obvious, I can explore the subject with creative confidence. Color, texture, line, shapes...all become important to the final outcome but overall I want to allow the viewer to connect to the subject."


Carly paints with oils, acrylics, dry pastels and oil pastels. She is the founder and coordinator of the Oil Pastel Society and has published articles at, Daniel Smith Art Supply, and Caran d'Ache. Her work has won numerous awards and can be found in private and corporate collections across the country. She teaches workshops and private classes at her Blue Bottle Studio in Darien, GA.


Carly's first oil pastel instructional book is available at  Oil Pastels, Still Life Demonstration by Carly Hardy. Available in softcover and e-book.



Workshops or Private Sessions

Contact Carly at info (at) for  information.





ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road

St. Simons Island, GA



Darien Waterfront Inn, Corner of Screven & Broad, Darien, GA




Glynn Visual Arts, Island Drive off Demere at Skylane,  St Simon's Island, GA


Bottle Blue Studio, Darien, By Appointment Only




Contact Information

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Forest Awakening

36 x 48 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas


End of Day

60 x 48 oil on gallery canvas



Spring Color

48 x 60 oil on gallery wrap canvas


Copyright 2011-16 - No use of images is allowed without the expressed written consent of the artist.