Hi , Im Raads
My name is Carla Raads and I paint exclusively with my hands and fingers. I started doing so during a dark period in my life where I struggled with post natal depression. I discovered that painting in this way helped me to deal with the storm of anxiety and fear I felt inside and by eliminating the brush from the process helped me to convey all sorts of emotion directly onto the canvas. I started with deep ocean and overwhelming waves and watched as I unintentionally documented my journey through my work and painted myself out of the deep water and onto dry land. Art became my therapy and I not only healed but also found myself.