Charlene is no stranger to the arts. After completing an undergraduate degree in music, she studied both piano and voice at Texas Christian University (TCU) and in private studies with nationally known vocalists such as Mavis Douglas.
These days, Charlene now applies the creative discipline learned from music studies to the visual arts. Her considerable artistic talents bring compositions to the canvas with melodies of watercolors, rhythms of the brush and a creative vision of pure joy.
Studies with nationally known artists include:
Soon Warren, Zalton Szabo, Tony Couch, Tom Lynch, Mark Mahaffey, Jerry Seagle, Thomas Owen and several others.
Studies with regionally known artists include:
Paula Nemac, Bror Utter, Judy Sager, Margie Whittington, Al Brouillette, DeBob Jacob Teri Goldstein, Marie Turner and others.
Charlene is a member of the following art organizations:
Arlington Art Association
Fort Worth Women’s Club Art Department
Mississippi Watercolor Society (MWS)
Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA)
International Society of Experimental Artists
The American Watercolor Society.
Exhibits in national group shows include exhibitions in Kansas, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington (state) and with the National League of Pen Women in Washington, D.C. as well as internationally with the International Society of Experimental Artists in Wales, U.K.
Exhibits in solo shows include:
Fort Worth Woman’s Club
Ridglea Music & Gallery - 2004
Exhibit in group shows include:
Fort Worth Women's Club - 2001
Four Artist Show - 2005
Community Arts Center (CAC)
Women of Fort Worth - 2005-2015
(Branch of National League of Pen Women)
The Fort Worth 15 (CAC) - 2013 - 2015
Charlene currently resides and creates in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband, Bill.
“The relationship and interweaving of music and art is both interesting and inspiring. God has blessed me with the ability to be active in what I love to do...”