Characterful Animal Paintings & More

Carla Hixon creates fun and colourful oil paintings.

North Wales Sheep Series

Characterful little sheep on their
journey around North Wales.

Carla Horlocks Studio

More Paintings:

Like the North Wales Sheep series?
Take a look at Carla's other recent paintings.

Carla Horlocks Studio


Featured Paintings

Some of Carla's other featured paintings.

North Wales Sheep Series

Characterful little sheep on their journey around North Wales.

Please note all images on this site have a watermark which is not part of the original painting.

Carla Horlock

Carla Hixon

Carla Horlocks Studio

Carla's Bersham Studio

About Carla Hixon:

Carla Hixon (b.1966)Carla’s new art works are about love, life and laughter. They are mostly painted with oil sticks, leaving a thick impasto of oil paint. Carla has a studio based in an ex coal mining office near Wrexham, North Wales.

As a child with a hearing loss, I spent a lot of my time painting and drawing. As an adult I had lost 95% of my hearing, so I took an apprenticeship as a painter and decorator and specialised in special painting affects. I carried on with oil painting on evenings and weekends.Over 20 years ago I moved with my husband and son to North Wales then North Shropshire. I set up a business as a Ceramic restorer with the help of my husband. I also had a cochlear implant to try and help with hearing but this is only in one ear, so I am totally deaf in the other ear. After 15 successful years in business, I suddenly became ill and found out I had blood cancer.I was told I had 6 months to live without a bone marrow transplant, after 4 months they told me they had found a match with a girl in Holland. This saved my life but I spent around 6 months in hospital with complications. This is when I took to drawing again and looking at art books, as most of my time was spent in isolation.When I finally came out of hospital, I pushed myself to paint each day as something I could focus my mind on and further my interest in different styles. Since then I have exhibited and sold work in North Wales and Shropshire.