A selection of poetry by the late Carla Chlouber. Compiled by her daughters Belinda Chlouber and Beth Chlouber.
Belinda Chlouber’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has exhibited in California, Washington State, New York and the Midwest as well as having been shown in the Art in Embassies Program in Peru. In addition her work is held in many private and public collections including the Grand Wailea Resort in Hawaii and Charles and Lindsy Shere’s collection. Ms. Chlouber is the recipient of numerous scholarships, jurors awards and honors.
Belinda explores both the possibilities and the impossibilities of life through narration and abstraction. In recent years, she has been working to balance abstraction with the narrative in art. The work has layers and sometimes has hidden images and symbols that only reveal themselves when studying the pieces. She has a strong commitment toward exploration in her artwork, both within the materials and the imagery. Keeping the work fresh and dynamic is a very important quality to her. She uses a wide variety of materials including, oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, printmaking and encaustic, and is constantly searching for inspiration through observation and experience to enliven her work. She has a strong connection to nature and seeks to understand, through her work, how we as humans interact with our natural surroundings. She hopes that her paintings will spark the viewers’ imaginations to search for deeper insights within and around themselves to live fully and compassionately.
Belinda Chlouber was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1961. During her early years her family lived in Arizona on the Navaho and Hopi reservations, Oklahoma and Nebraska. She received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri and later continued her studies at Parsons School of Design in New York. She now lives in San Mateo, California with her husband Darin Donovan her two daughters Ava and Nicole.