Carly Hardy

Fine Art



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


Carly explores 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's chosen medium is oils but recently has used mixed media which she feels is more versatile and appropriate for her newest work. 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 Bottle Blue 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 Mentoring Sessions

Contact Carly at info (at) for  information.









ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road

St. Simons Island, GA


Blue Ridge Art Center, Blue Ridge, GA


Bottle Blue Studio, Darien, By Appointment Only




Contact Information

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Finding Home

24 x 24 Mixed Media, Gallery Canvas

Award 2017 Professional Mixed Media 2nd



24 x 24     Mixed Media

Gallery Canvas



36 x 24 Mixed Media

 Canvas Framed




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