Fairytale & fantasy fine art photography

Carla Watkins is a photographic artist working in the realms of fantasy, magic & imagination, and different ways to look at the world. She lives & works on the north Essex coastline which suits her mermaid heart.

Through her photography, alter ego work, mermaiding, larp, burlesque & cosplay, she creates images which could have come from a dream or from the pages of a book.

She also shoots pets, portraiture & brand photography – come & play! 

Recent happenings…

Feathery frenzy!

Feathery frenzy!

I've always been a treasure hunter - or a scavenger, depending on how you view it! From being very small I would pick up pebbles, feathers, leaves, acorns, sea glass, shells - all sorts of treasures from nature, and I'd proudly display them in my room, a tiny museum...

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Exhibition – Exploring Memories: three approaches

Exhibition – Exploring Memories: three approaches

I'm writing this from my first exhibition - we're at the lovely Navistitch on Manningtree High Street. Exploring Memories: three approaches is a joint exhibition from three artists whose studios are in Ardleigh, and who work in different media. This was the catalyst...

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You are cordially invited to Open Studios…

You are cordially invited to Open Studios…

It's on again! Ardleigh Open Studios is happening on 6 & 7 November and I'd love to see you there. I really missed opening our doors last year, partly because it's so nice to meet people in person, and for them to see behind the scenes. But it's also the one week...

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