There’s always hope.

My aspiration as an artist is simply this: To share Hope, cast light on and bring out color in the ordinary or dark places in our lives.

I have been fortunate enough to experience life renewing intangible truths like hope and love. I am very aware that this is not a given for many who I share this world with. In gratitude of this, I seek to share a story of hope and renewal.

I seek to share with others the very best of life, to paint God sized intangibles in life (like hope, joy, renewal, peace, passion, kindness, integrity, strength and beauty).As an artist, I want to affirm that, in spite of the pain, suffering and injustices in our world — there IS always Hope.

My style leans toward the colorful abstract but is inspired by impressionism. I work to interpret landscapes and flora in a bold, larger-than-life way that is teeming with life. I paint what I see around me – everyday impressions of colorful joy and buoyant beauty. I find the narrative of hope is readily reflected in the mirror of nature.

While it is as easy to feel despair as it is to see only brown in the desert, I choose to search for more. And when I do, I discover an explosion of life through unexpected color, human-like contours of the earth and its flora and the perfect natural conduits to share life giving and affirming intangibles.


What clients are saying about CarlyeCreates:
“Carlye has a true eye for making the ordinary extraordinary.  Her fine eye for detail is out of this world and has made paintings take on another life that they’ve only has via my camera. Carlye recreates some of my favorite portrait images of clients and makes them into beautiful heirlooms that my couples can have for years to come. A true gem to the area!”
-Nikki Whitt., Photographer, Durham, NC

“Carlye Daugird’s art has been a core aesthetic of homes we have lived in. Her interpretive views of natural beauty around us calms and inspires, and leads to reflective pauses in our days. She instills her care and values of peace, awe, beauty, grace and justice in her works. I can’t tell you how many compliments I received about one of her large pieces of a single South African flower that hing in my office for many years. Look at her collection for art with meaning, beauty, and passion- and then bring one home.
-Allen, Topsoil Beach, NC

” Carlye’s work is so bright and beautiful, just like her own sweet self! I have several of her pieces in my home. One is in my living room, and I get more comments on that one piece than anything else in my house. And the others are in my studio, where they inspire me every day. Thanks for sharing your heart with us, Carlye!”
-Meredith, DIY Blogger ‘The Palette Muse’, & Home Flipper, Albuquerque, NM

“Carlye did a small watercolor painting of my son playing in one of our favorite parks by the ocean. I sent it to my husband while he was away on deployment for 7 months and he loved having a piece of artwork in his room-away-from-home and 2 years later it is in our kitchen! sweet memories, thank you for capturing it Carlye.
Kelly Householder, Colorado