Carly’s earliest memories are of picking up a pencil and drawing pictures of people. She was fascinated by human interaction and as a child these imaginative sketches were her way of processing the world around her. They helped her understand the world and her place in it, and creating the illusionary quality of movement allows her to experience a feeling of release. After completing an Art and Design degree focusing on film and photography, she went on to enjoy a flourishing career in television, working for organisations such as the BBC and Channel 4. But eventually her instinct to draw and paint deposed her previous career path and she began to hone her skill. She soon became fascinated by what paint is capable of and its ability to seduce the viewer through illusion.