CCAA’s Demo Artist, Sept. 25: Charlsie Kelly

Join the Central Coast Art Association Mon., Sept. 25th, as we welcome Charlsie Kelly, watercolorist, gallery owner, educator and author. For our demonstration, Charlsie will feature her “mosaic” style of painting, while speaking about her travels as a working artist along with interesting stories about self-promoting and marketing, as well as making it as an artist in non-traditional venues.

Charlsie Kelly is an award-winning artist, who was based in Pacific Grove for many years, left to travel the world and paint for 10 years, then returned to the Monterey Bay area last year to find her muse in her “home town.” Working primarily in watercolors for 20 years, Charlsie’s foreign travel was fueled by mural painting using acrylics, latex and oils – in Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Tanzania, Italy and other places around the world.

Currently Charlsie maintains a studio in the Pacific Grove Art Center, where she also teaches classes in watercolor and drawing, as well as holding weekend workshops.  She’s also teaching at Open Ground Studios in Seaside, and working with elementary students in the Salinas City Schools.

A main focus is producing paintings for ArtLicensing, a company that promotes her work for use in the retail market. Charlsie Kelly’s mosaic style is created with watercolor to mimic the look of mosaics;  and is popular for workshops and has been marketed to puzzle companies and other  manufacturers as well.

The Central Coast Art Association meets 6:30-8 pm at the Monterey Youth Center, 777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey, the fourth Monday of each month (please check for holiday schedules). Attendance is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Demo Artists:    October- Teresa Brown;    November: Rich Brimer



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