Hello and welcome. My name is Louisa Powell and I am the DC based artist behind Carbon Rendered. In December of 2010, I decided to complete a charcoal drawing of my boyfriend's pup for his birthday. Six years, lots of drawing practice, and a graduate degree in sculpture later, Carbon Rendered came to be. Today I split my studio time between executing these drawings and exploring my abstract sculptural installation work.
Whether a drawing is of a beloved family dog, a cherished old car, or the site of a first date, my goal is to bottle up memories for others. I spend a great deal of time on each commission I complete. I am not satisfied until the finished work captures the life of the subject in the original photograph.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look at what I do!