Hi, I’m Carina. Thanks for visiting my page!

I can’t remember a time growing up when I wasn’t creating something - whether drawing a poster, painting at a local summer camp, or trying my hand at photography - I was always up to something creative. Needless to say, my love for art runs deep, and I’m thankful for the opportunity I have to keep creating pieces in these special “in between” moments in life.

After a few years of painting and selling pieces to friends and family around the holidays, I finally decided to take the biggest leap of faith in June 2018. I took the first steps towards creating my very first company: DC Brushes & Strokes. Today, I create a mix of abstract paintings, calligraphy-based goods, and small bespoke personalized items. My two lines - Carina Tenaglia (fine art), and DC Brushes & Strokes (calligraphy & bespoke items) - can be found on this page and on my other social media pages.

Like many other creatives, I have a separate full-time career. I work in the legal field and love juggling those intellectual challenges with creative ones. In my free time I love to lift weights, hike, re-watch Law & Order SVU for the seventeenth time, eat just about anything (but especially french fries), travel, and play with animals. You can also usually catch me scrolling through Pinterest and obsessing over organization-based Instagram pages. What can I say, it sparks joy!

I’m currently accepting commissions through the rest of 2019. Feel free to send me an e-mail via dcbrushesandstrokes@gmail.com to learn more about the commission process, pricing, and timeline. I respond quickly and am happy to do my best to accommodate budgets of different sizes.

Thanks for dropping by! I look forward to connecting with you.