Carla Armour was born in the Eastern Caribbean Island of Dominica, Carla Armour did her first degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City with a major in Fashion Design and a deep interest in architectural, interior and accessory design. On return to Dominica she immersed herself in the island’s Art scene finding her message through various media until settling into her abstract symbolism in mixed media paintings, Conceptual and Installation art, poetry and spoken word performances as a self-professed Cultural & Art Activist. A published poet and author, as a Fashion Designer she is specifically known in Dominica for her couture, Costumes & Carnival productions. Armour has participated in the International Art Project ‘Women of the World, a global collection of Art’, submissions and readings for Literary Festivals & an International Artist Exchange, Carambolage. Her work has exhibited in the Caribbean, US, Europe & Africa including a one-person show at the National Gallery of Namibia in Windhoek. Armour continues her research and work within her Lifelines series, Reconnaissance, exploring and developing her method to represent a unifying language through symbolism to create social expression of chosen issues and circumstances.