The artist Carla Cope is from Miami, Florida, but now lives in Sarasota, Florida. She has travelled the world many times over. Her work can be found in collections in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan and South America. Carla has studied art in Ireland, Japan, and United States of America. She received her degrees from the colleges of Miami Dade, Purchase College in New York, and Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. She holds a AA & AS in fashion design, a BFA in visual arts (sculpture and painting), and a certificate in Art and Healing/Expressive Arts (emotions through visual art). Carla now teaches art in Sarasota, Florida.
Carla has won numerous awards in art, her first was received when she was six years old for the regional art competition for the state of Florida. From this first recognition, Carla has excelled in her artistic accolades. Carla has participated and won awards in countless juried competitions and shows.