I moved to the Grand Rapids/Wyoming area from Minnesota. After being here for several years, my children were growing and involved in activities of their own and I was left with myself and the question of what to do for me. Taking a community education oil painting class encouraged me that I could do this. That did not exactly come as a surprise since I loved drawing and coloring as a child. At 6 years of age I broke my femur, then wore a cast that looked like a pair of pants and was flat on my back in bed for a couple of months. Drawing and coloring were what I could do and gave me something I enjoyed. My next step was going to Kendall. That increased my knowledge of art. It took me 7 years to complete my 4-year degree working to pay as I went. My children were on the verge of leaving home. I kept at it and still keep at it trying to learn as much as I can.
Char's ArtPrize Entries
These are Char's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Char's Past Work
These are images of past work that Char has done.