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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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Over Time
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Janus
Metal Sculpture
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 300
$ 255
Bow
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Exceptions to the Rule
Oil Painting
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Chime
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Ethos
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
New Harmony
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Dominion
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Splintered
Acrylic Painting
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
The Palms
Giclée Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200
$ 170
Web
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
The Orange One
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Wintered Beach
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Field
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Think Above You
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
From Inside
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
At Night
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Aries
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Forest Spring
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Memories
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Rock
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Ascension
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Change Is In the Air
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Blooming Rock
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Cove
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
A Dance With Time
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
Caught In A Loop
Giclee Print
by Charla Elizabeth
$ 200 - $ 350
$ 170 - $ 297.50
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