Sylvie Carter was born and bred in Canberra Australia. After many years of exploring her love of the arts, including music and theatre, Sylvie became a full-time artist and painter in 2020. She is an Australian representational, portrait and figurative landscape artist.
Sylvie describes her style as direct and intuitive. She believes that at the heart of her practice is her passion for storytelling. Working with oil, watercolour and mixed media, Sylvie aims to capture as authentically as she can, the energy, aspirations, and motivation of her subjects. Believing painting from real life, using the sight-size technique, over a few sittings is the best way to achieve this
Sylvie started her artist journey when she was in her teens, sketching and creating large figurative sculptures in clay and multi-media. She pursued her passion for painting later in life, going on to complete various workshops and mentorship programs with world-renowned artists, including training in the classical techniques and methodologies of the great Dutch masters.
Sylvie has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally. Her works are held in both private and public collections. She has been a finalist in multiple art prizes including the Gallipoli Art Prize 2022 and 2023, The John Copes Portrait Prize 2023 and The Waterbrook Prize for Drawing 2023.
When Sylvie is not painting in her studio or outdoors, she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and learning to speak Italian.