Estelle Carraz-Bernabei




Contact Information

Balance Gallery
112 S. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: 215-751-0344
Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

Energy, emotion and organic cosmic elements are subjects I really deliberate over. My work has always been about tapping into the free spirit within. The Earth & Sky elements are the main focus of my paintings. The Balance of both! All is one, one is All… My improvisational painting techniques, which blend ambient movements with cosmic free forms , has set me on my own path. My paintings are a composition of mixed media : Oils, acrylics, watercolors, charcoals, clays & pastels, organic botanicals & quartz crystals are just to name a few. My freehand brushstrokes are applied on canvas like icing. Layers and layers of smooth, cosmic hues, with lots of blues, greens, earth tones and drips of white are meshed together in organic shapes and textures.

Recently, I have been gathering color palettes and energy from my recent journeys . My art helps me to express the energy and emotions that I feel inside. “I see beauty in the most simplest things in life”. The energy of the locals, the spices, the colors, the history, and of course the wonderful magic of nature & cosmos that surrounds them.

When I mesh all theses elements, I come up with a organic energy sphere, kind of like an aura of the place I have been. “The eyes are the windows to the soul” I want others to see the energy I feel thru my paintings. But as my journeys expand so does my work, always finding new ways create my pieces of ambient abstract art.


American College of Applied Arts, Atlanta, GA
BFA, Photography

Selected Exhibitions

Balance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, PA

Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Pyramid Club, Philadelphia, PA

Racquet Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

The Enclaves Community Building, Philadelphia, PA

Gallery 543 URBN, Philadelphia, PA

Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Skylight Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ten Stone, Philadelphia, PA

Freeman’s Auction House, Philadelphia, PA

Zonk Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Dane Décor Design, Philadelphia, PA

La Colombe, Philadelphia, PA

Manayunk La Colombe, Philadelphia, PA

St. Asaph Church, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Gallery 90, Marietta, GA

Studio 7, Annecy, France

Cariboo Gallery,British Columbia, Canada

DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Theater on the Square, Marietta, GA

Alder Gallery, Calder, OR

The Reiki School, Philadelphia, PA

Le Café Crepe, Marietta, GA

Defoor Gallery, Atlanta, GA

New World Coffee, Philadelphia, PA

Mills of East Falls Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Red Wall Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Nomenclature Museum, Atlanta, GA

Kennesaw Bank, Kennesaw, GA

Marietta Civic Center Kaleidoscope, Marietta, GA


Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
Forbes Foundation Community Coalition
Support Center for Child Advocates
ECA Energy Coordinating Agency
Autism Awareness & Creating Community Environmental Programs Together
University of Pennsylvania Annual Fine Art Equal Justice Clean Water Act Fund
Koresh Dance Studio
Painted Bride/ Ash Contemporary
Ivy Tech Culinary Arts
Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie
Show of Hands MANNA
Art Reach

Honors and Awards

Bartrams Garden-DaVinci Art Alliance 2nd Place
Honorable Mention Green Scene Photography Award PHS
Women’s Club Art Student Award
Emilio Pucci Scholarship Award
Kennesaw Bank Art Fund Student Award
Savannah College of Art & Design, Art Scholarship


The Photographic Society of Philadelphia
Saatchi Gallery
Art Forum
Calandan Online Artist Gallery
Women’s Caucus for Art-National
Artist Rising
Artist Registry
DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Fotophile, Long Island City, NY
Hidden Oak Poetry Journal, Philadelphia, PA
Hinge GAllery


Style Maniac
“The Redecorators”-HGTV
The Discovery Channel
Subterra Magazine
Hidden Oak Poetry Journal
Ritz Theater Screens Philadelphia
80th DaVinci Art Alliance Publication


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