Welcome to carlacrafts!

Carla E. Reyes is a gallery represented fine artist and professional decorative artisan living in NYC. Carla received her BFA in Restoration and Fine Arts, and Color Specialist certification from the State University of New York at F.I.T., NYC. She has been studying art and design for over than twenty years, and has an exhibition history spanning over ten years. She has received specialized training in faux finishing, decorative painting/plaster techniques, and color studies.  Carla has also worked as a scenic artist for regional theaters and scenery studios along the East Coast, and designs custom wall finishes in commercial and residential interiors for high profile architecture and design firms.

The carlacrafts studio is based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, and offers original custom decorative and fine art for interiors. From refinished objects, to wall finishes, to custom fine art, to color consultation; carlacrafts provides clients with unique, artistic elements to enhance their environments.


carlacrafts creates custom wall surfaces in a variety of materials, textures, and finishes; from water based glazes, to traditional polished Venetian plaster, to faux finishes. View the wall finish and surface design galleries for ideas, or provide images and inspirations for further exploration. Wall finish development begins with an initial consultation and sample development, and culminates in a unique interior surface created by the artistic collaboration of the artisan and the client.


Cherished decorative objects that need light surface restoration, or a new look and finish, can be brought back to life at carlacrafts. Take a look at the decorative refinished objects gallery for some examples.


carlacrafts can provide custom murals for private homes, commercial interiors, and public spaces, ranging from depictions from life, to abstraction and stylized imagery. The scenic and mural art gallery features examples of past projects. Carla is also available for freelance work on theatrical sets, retail/promotional displays and exhibits.


Original works of art by Carla E. Reyes are available through Art to Gift, NYC and the carlacrafts gallery @ etsy.com. For an original mural in the artist’s signature style, view her fine art portfolio at www.carlaereyes.com for ideas and motifs.


Carla E. Reyes is also a professional Teaching Artist, completing her MA in Art Education at City College of New York, NYC in 2012. Over the years, she has taught fine and decorative arts to students and colleagues ranging in ages (from pre-kindergarten to senior citizens) and skill levels, in a variety of settings including public schools, community centers, grant-funded workshops, healthcare facilities, museums, galleries, vocational programs, and artisan studios. She currently teaches decorative arts to HIV+ adult career changers at Alpha Workshops Studio School, NYC. Her proposed event: Kew Gardens Kids Art in the Park! receives an annual grant from the Kew Gardens Council for Recreation and the Arts since 2009. Visit the  gallery of art workshops + events to view photos of art workshops, projects and events Carla has organized and participated in.

Contact the artist for private workshops at her Greenpoint, Brooklyn studio or to arrange an art event at your home or in your community!

Email the carlacrafts studio at art@carlaereyes.com today and “live artfully!”

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