Carla Koulajian — Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette Podcast #44: Spontaneous Abstract Expressionist

Art Dimensions
4 min readAug 24, 2022

Welcome back to my podcast — Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette. Here, you’ll hear the behind-the-scenes of some of today’s great painters, sculptors, photographers, and collectors. I’m your host, Whitney Rosenson, Owner of Art Dimensions Online — your online home for art leasing and sales from over 80 talented artists.

This is Episode #44 and today’s guest is Carla Koulajian. She’s an abstract expressionist who works with her heart and soul to contain a positive energy within each painting. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots — follow and leave a 5-star review if you’re feeling happy creating!

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Episode 44: Carla Koulajian — Spontaneous Abstract Expressionist

Carla Koulajian is an abstract expressionist who works with her heart and soul to contain a positive energy within each painting. There’s always a duality in her work: unpredictability and stability, culture and nature, organic and geometric, and chance and risk. Hear how to choose different colors based on your mood, approach painting like a form of architecture, and how Carla’s style changed when she moved from Lebanon to the US. This episode covers everything from oil paint to color choice. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What is Carla up to these days in her studio?
  • Did she paint in Lebanon?
  • Does she ever get painter’s block?
  • Why does she use the colors she does?
  • What inspires her to paint?
  • How long does it take her to paint?
  • What is the “duality” in her work?
  • If she was granted $1 million for a project, what would she create?

Check out Carla’s art at ArtDimensionsOnline.com.

Enjoy the shoooooow! Check out the show notes below for much more detail.

City at Daybreak
Hillside of Yerevan

Show Notes

  • Intro
  • [0:30] Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette
  • [0:34] Whitney Rosenson, Art Dimensions
  • [0:39] Check out Carla’s art at ArtDimensionsOnline.com
  • [1:26] What is Carla up to these days in her studio?
  • [2:02] Why does she love painting?
  • [2:32] How long has she been painting?
  • [2:44] Did she paint in Lebanon?
  • [3:02] Did her style change when she moved to the US?
  • [3:22] Christie’s Auction House
  • [3:41] Parsons School of Design
  • Inspiration
  • [3:39] Does Carla ever get painter’s block?
  • [4:05] COVID-19
  • [4:32] Why does Carla use the colors she does?
  • [5:23] What inspires her to paint?
  • [5:38] How long does it take her to paint?
  • [7:06] What’s her favorite part of being an artist?
  • [7:37] What’s the hardest part of being an artist?
  • Style
  • [8:30] What is the “duality” in Carla’s work?
  • [9:08] Why does she see painting as a form of architecture?
  • [9:49] What does she hope people get from her artwork?
  • [10:47] If she was granted $1 million for a project, what would she create?
  • [11:12] The Shining
  • Outro
  • [11:42] What advice does Carla have for emerging artists?
  • [12:11] How does she express her emotions with paint?
  • [12:47] Check out Carla’s art at CarlaKoulajian.com
  • [13:21] Check out Carla’s art at ArtDimensionsOnline.com
  • [13:28] Email Whitney if you have any questions on Carla & more
  • [13:31] Follow Art Dimensions on Instagram @ArtDimensions and join the Facebook Group
  • [13:35] Follow the Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette and tell a friend about the podcast
  • [13:57] Check out Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette on GoodPods, where you can see what your favorite people are listening to

What is Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette?

How does contemporary art get created? Hear the behind-the-scenes of some of today’s great painters, sculptors, photographers, and collectors. Learn the inspiration, motivation, and creative processes that make contemporary art possible. Hosted by Whitney Rosenson, Owner of Art Dimensions Online — your online home for art leasing and sales from over 80 talented artists.

What is Art Dimensions?

For more than thirty years, we have specialized in the leasing and sale of fine, contemporary art including painting, print, sculpture and photography. We are proud to have more than 80 talented artists on our roster.

Our “lease to own” program provides an opportunity to “live with the art” before electing to purchase it. Both residential and corporate clients can create appealing and exciting spaces with artwork, while creating an investment for themselves.

We are able to coordinate delivery, installation, and also offer framing consultation and art relocation. Cleared artwork has appeared in numerous feature films and television shows.

Our team will work within your timeframe and budget to provide you with fabulous artwork for your film, print, home staging and commercial projects.

We are a business member of the Set Decorators Society of America.

Thanks for listening to Carla Koulajian on Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette. To hear more talented artists, follow Art Dimensions: Beyond the Palette and tell a friend about it. Happy creating!!

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