KAABOO is going to be big this year for Carly Ealey. Literally. She will be creating the largest mural on a permanent structure located at the Trestles stage. Not only that, but it will be facing the existing mural by Wyland, her childhood artist hero. Carly’s mural this year will be “underwater inspired with beautiful mermaids peering out at the audience”.
She will also have work in the gallery that echoes her mural work; “a couple of special pieces that are essentially paintings on wood cutouts, resembling the mermaids in the mural”.
Carly prefers acrylic ink on wood panels when painting small, and a combination of paint and spray paint when working on large-scale murals. Carly is passionate about the ocean and has participated in and produced mural festivals for PangeaSeed Foundation’s Sea Walls in collaboration with her artist organization, Cohort Collective.
~From Carly Ealey’s Bio on the KAABOO Featured Artist Page
Not only is Carly a muralist, but she is also a fine artist, photographer, and writer “with a few hundred other secret talents”. She often combines these talents to great effect. Her work is stunning and engaging, often featuring women that reflect confidence that is appealing and seductive.
She also incorporates celestial objects, sea creatures and symbols to not only create an ethereal ambiance, but also to create engaging scenes that pull the viewer in, allowing them to easily connect to her worlds.
We’re excited to see what Carly has in store for us this year. One thing is certain — it’s going to be big.
August 29, 2017