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Charla Elizabeth

"When I am in the woods or at the water's edge, away from crowds and enveloped by nature, I feel connected to my own "naturalness." I feel quiet, like a tree. I feel like air, as the wind blows through me, cleansing and renewing my spirit. I become one with nature, and nature becomes one with me. My heart is nourished and I can more clearly understand who I am. All I have to do is get there."

Charla Elizabeth's paintings honor nature by partnering with it, documenting it, amplifying its voice, and sharing it with others.

Working outdoors, Elizabeth wraps canvas around a rock, tree, or other natural object. She applies acrylic paint to the canvas and then, by rubbing, she transfers the image of the surface texture onto the canvas. This image provides the sketch for her painting, which is completed at the site or in her studio, with oil paint and oil pastels.

Being out in nature was the first training ground for Elizabeth's work. Mother Nature became an early role model. She received her bachelor's degree in art from Brown University and a master's degree in communications design from Pratt Institute. She studied in Italy, through Temple University's program, and it was in Italy that she found specific rock imagery to incorporate into her work.

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Exceptions
Acrylic Painting

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 2,800
Over Time
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Janus
Metal Sculpture

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 300
Bow
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Chime
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Ethos
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
New Harmony
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Dominion
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Splintered
Acrylic Painting

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 1,200
The Palms
Giclée Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200
Web
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
The Orange One
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Wintered Beach
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Field
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
From Inside
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Think Above You
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
At Night
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Aries
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Forest Spring
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Memories
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Rock
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Ascension
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Caught In A Loop
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Blooming Rock
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Cove
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
A Dance With Time
Giclee Print

by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Pollock-Krasner Award, New York, NY, USA, New York, NY, 2003
First Place Award, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA, Barrett House Galleries, 1996
Speaking Engagement, Brooklyn, NY, USA, Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2005
Shared Thread Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, California African American Museum, 2012
Pollock-Krasner Award, New York, NY, USA, New York, NY, 2015