Carla Hefley

Carla Hefley
New to the world of art Carla’s artistic talent lay dormant from the age of 14 to 50, when in 2009, the time to pursue a creative direction in her life happened. The sudden passing of her best friend, then her mother, left Carla with despair and sadness. Finding art, being creative, helped to find the place where she was happy again.
She paints a moment captured with her camera, a moment that no one else has gazed upon at just that second in time. Then she recreates that second on canvas, the Ah-ha moment.
With a love for color and realism, her art started to form with her first art class. She paints impressionistic and representational art. Carla paints what she loves to see with her eyes, what makes her smile and heart to flutter. She paints the world around her.
Carla’s tools of the trade at this moment in her artistic journey are oils. Her artistic education consists of junior high art for three years and time from 2009-2017 in a Tuesday afternoon class with local artist, Ross Myers . Adding to her recent art education have been opportunities to take workshops with such artists as David Leffel, Sherri McGraw, Derek Penix, Daniel Keys, Kelli Folsom, Charles Ewing, Christopher Westfall, Romel de la Torre, Tim Tyler, Kevin Beilfuss, and Gil Adams.
Carla was born and raised in Oklahoma, growing up in Broken Arrow, where her parents grew up. Married for 40 plus years and managing a business with her husband for those 40 years, Tulsa has been her home, raising two daughters and enjoying the time spent with her granddaughter.
Alpha Rho Tau (Board member)
Tulsa Artist Guild (Juried member)
Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society
Tulsa Artist Coalition
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
Artist of Northwest Arkansas
Muskogee Artist Guild
American Women Artist
American Watercolor Society




I mainly paint florals and this is what I have here.

Morning Glories “Morning Glories”

9x12 oil on linen panel