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about carly

Born in 1996 Carly Frankham has been local to Ballina and Lennox Head in the Northern Rivers of NSW. She is an artist producing rich visual images which have earned her a strong following on social media. As an emerging artist, Carly began with photorealistic portraiture and has recently moved into drawing wildlife, using graphite, charcoal and acrylic paint at times. She is particularly fascinated by the direct simplicity of the drawing process, building up complex layers of line and tone.  

As the youngest in a large family with many different creative pursuits, Carly grew up with a deep appreciation of art. It was during the completion of her major HSC artworks in high-school that she discovered her love for using graphite and charcoal – it was here she began her journey in learning the intricacies of drawing. Leaving high school, Carly completed a tertiary course in film and television, later that year winning first place in the Nimbin Short Film Festival. She then worked for channel 9 for several years in their production department, until deciding to pursue her art full-time in March of 2020. With her hard-working nature and love for productivity, Carly has begun to forge a path for herself within the art world in a short space of time.

What Others Are Saying:

“We absolutely adore the piece that Carly made for us. Nothing was “too hard” for her or out of her expertise. She contacted us throughout the entire process and confirmed detail as well as suggested alterations that would be better suited to the overall project. We had a vision and she executed it with such detail and finesse. Her piece is now centre of our home. The comments we often get as people admire the work are “is that a drawing, it looks like a photo” and “the detail is unbelievable.” Those comments truly are the truth. She is amazing at what she does and we are beyond happy with how our commissioned work turned out. Thank you Carly.” – Georgia Scott

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