Rella Carpenter is a Scottsdale, Arizona artist who paints portraits of animals.  Using bright oil colors to express the personality she sees in each subject, she presents a joyful vision of each as an individual. She specializes in pets and rescue animals are her passion. She donates a portion of each sale to Foothills Animal Rescue in Scottsdale, Arizona.

     Rella's unique style incorporates both classic painting techniques and a vivid palette.  She sees each subject as an individual with a fundamental color that expresses their personality and then builds from that with complementary and discord colors to achieve the feeling that each one evokes.

      She studied art at the University of Houston, Missouri State University and under the Native American Southwestern artist Judith Durr before establishing Art by Rella. She is a member of the Sonoran Art League and has been featured in local gallery exhibitions.

Commissions are welcomed.