Carla Tudor was born in 1953 in Paterson, NJ and grew up in the town of Fair Lawn, NJ. While in high school she attended the Arts Students League in New York City and then went on to obtain a B.F.A. in Drawing at the Philiadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts). There she studied with the late figurative painter Edith Neff and Landscape painter Morris Berd.
Post graduate work done at the Artists For Environment program located at the Delaware Water Gap set the stage for a deepening commitment. There she studied with New York painter Lois Dodd whose dynamic simplification of the landscape provided Tudor with a strong frame of reference from which to draw. In 1978 Carla obtained a fellowship as artist in residence at the Artists For Environment Program. There she found her inspiration in the nearby towns drawing and painting houses and street scenes. This theme would dominate her work for the next ten years, and in 1980 had a two person exhibition with long time friend, painter, Alexandra Tyng. The exhibition, entitled Architectural Landscapes was held at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsyvania.
Marriage in 1979 and the birth of a daughter in 1984 brought increasingly greater financial responsibilities. In 1992 Tudor returned to college and obtained an associates degree in Nursing Sciences. After a five year absence from painting Carla resumed her career with fresh enthusiaism now incorporating the figure into her previously deserted architectural motifs. These works continued to evolve into her current paintings of introspective explorations of everyday life.
Tudor's work has been shown widely throughout PA., including Ocean City New Jersey and at the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. Her work is in the corporate collection of Blue Cross of PA as well as in the permanent collection's of Arcadia College, Glenside, PA and the National Park service in Washington, D.C. Her work resides in many private homes. Carla's work has been reviewed in the Lancaster New Era and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Her second solo exhibition entitled Everday America was held at the Rothman Gallery in the Phillips Museum at the Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster, PA January of 2007.