Sylvie Carter is a contemporary representational artist based in rural NSW, Australia. She specialises in painting landscapes, portraiture and still life working in oils and watercolour.
Living in the bush has instilled in Sylvie a deep sense of respect for all nature, its beauty and unpredictability. In her landscape paintings she looks to capture the light, subtle tones and shapes. In her portraiture work, Sylvie combines her search for authenticity and passion for storytelling, preferring to paint from real life, using the sight-size technique, over a few sittings.
Whilst Sylvie has always been fascinated in art and art history, she did not pursue her interest formally in art until 2007, when she attended evening classes through the Australian National University School of Art and Designs’ Centre for Continuing Education.
In 2013, Sylvie taught herself to paint with oils finding inspiration in the work of artists such as Hugh Ramsay, Tom Roberts, Hans Heysen and Arthur Streeton, as well as American artists John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell.
Sylvie is a full time professional artist. When Sylvie is not painting outdoors or in her studio near Canberra, she enjoys making short films, travelling and learning to speak Italian.