Carolina Seth



”The whimsical beauty of the work by Carolina Seth is stunning. Her work is surreal and dream-like. Her use of colours seems to put you at ease like how one would feel as they slowly start to fall asleep.”


- Jesse Gussow, Chaotic Utopian Magazine



I enjoy storytelling and illustrating intriguing situations. I intend to take the viewer on a fantastic voyage, no suitcase necessary.






Carolina Seth is a Spanish-born painter and illustrator who works in a surreal narrative style. She creates dreamy worlds inhabited by curious creatures.

As a child, she was always doing something creative; painting fantasy worlds, making imaginary characters from found materials and doodling on her textbooks, much to her teachers’ dismay.


Trained in both traditional and digital art, she effortlessly transitions from creating fun, carefree images to more abstract and complex ones.

She finds inspiration in almost everything: childhood comics and cartoons, architecture, natural history, science, fashion, pop culture, and everyday life.

Her Asian heritage and fashion background have influenced her style, creating visually elegant imagery, always with an element of mystery and playfulness.


Her works have been published in several publications including Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

She has created illustrations and animation for a variety of multimedia for educational programs.

Carolina illustrated the U.S. multicultural "Char Siu Bao Boy" by Sandra Yamate and "Bon Odori Dancer" by Karen Kawamoto McCoy, a book that was a Parent Council Selection. As well as Treva Jean Edwardson's woodland fantasy "Froggy Fun".

Her paintings have been exhibited in Alexi Era (Eugene, OR), Arch Enemy Arts (Philadelphia, PA), La Luz de Jesus (Los Angeles, CA), and Gristle Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) among others.


A love of sculpting and creating with her hands prompted her in 2008 to open the Etsy shop; Big Helmet Head, where she offers small made to order creations.


She studied Fashion Design and received a certification in Graphic & Web Design from Sessions College for Professional Design in New York City. Her Fine Arts degree in Painting is from the University of Madrid.


Carolina is a product of living and working in several different countries, and her work reflects a distinctive style with an international flair. Her artworks are in private collections around the world.

She's a member of the Strange Dreams Surreal Artist Collective, an international network of professional artists dedicated to the pursuit of creativity in the strange and surreal.


The artist currently lives and works in metro Washington DC. 






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