Sylvie was raised in Larchmont, New York along with her eight brothers and sisters. Drawing was her favorite activity, and by the fifth grade she had decided to be an artist. In 1980, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from Parsons School of Design in New York City. For the next six years, Sylvie worked for architects in New York and San Francisco. In 1985, Sylvie and her husband Don left the east coast for Berkeley, California. They settled in Walnut Creek six years later, where they have raised their three wonderful daughters. Sylvie has been very active in her community where she has designed and painted 21 murals. Fourteen of the murals encouraged student participation involving well over 500 students. Sylvie discovered plein air oil painting in the early ‘90s. She has studied with Pam Glover, Tim Horn, and Bryan Mark Taylor. Her passion for California landscape has inspired her most recent work. Painting commissions, community murals and private art lessons keep her life very full. Ms. Carr encourages prospective clients to inquire about any painting or drawing that may already be sold or otherwise, for special commissioned paintings. Most oils are plein air paintings and Sylvie would be happy to create commissioned paintings in custom sizes from the studies portrayed on this website. Please contact her at sylvie(at)
1977-1980 Parsons School of Design Bachelor of Fine Art / Environmental Design • Graduated with honors New York , NY
1977-1980 New School for Social Research New York , NY
1975-1976 Maryland Inst., College of Art Bailtimore, MD
1975-1976 College of New Rochelle New Rochelle, NY
Professional Experience
1987- Present Private Fine Arts Teacher Walnut Creek, CA
1996-1998 Pleasant Hill Elementary, Art Teacher Pleasant Hill, CA
1985-1986 Nan Rosenblatt, Interiors Design, Draftsperson, Renderer San Francisco, CA
1982-1984 James Linebarger, Architect Draftsperson, Renderer San Francisco, CA
1982-1984 Rolf Karl, Architect Project Manager, Renderer, Draftsperson San Francisco, CA
Community Activities
1974- Present Murals
Ygnacio Valley High School (1) Concord, CA
Loma Vista Adult Center (1) Concord, CA
Valley View Middle School (3) Pleasant Hill, CA
Downtown Pleasant Hill (6) Pleasant Hill, CA
College Park High School (4) Pleasant Hill, CA
Fair Oaks Elementary (2) Pleasant Hill, CA
Pleasant Hill Elementary (5) Pleasant Hill, CA
Bank of Alameda (1) Alameda, CA
Pleasant Hill Central Library (1) Pleasant Hill, CA