About me. I paint like a wild woman. I have no fear of the white canvas. I have no fear of the texture left behind by discarded images. I don’t need a plan. Fantasies of times past arrive. Picking up brush or palette knife, I’m ripe for exploration.
I live in a world of multi-dimensions. My imagination is free to take flight. Changing the vantage point to soar high above the clouds on the clearest of days I see figures, flowers, birds, buildings, patterns, weather, it’s all there for me to pick and choose. I draw from a love of maps, adoration of colour and the oddities of my life experiences. I enjoy creating series... perhaps 'Visions from Above' or ‘Me..a has been’. Each day I rediscover that which lurks beneath. As the vantage point changes perspective I simply follow the colour. It’s all there. It’s the ‘boss of me’!!
Charli Leniston Bio
Charli started art late in life after 10 years of thieving eclairs from the family bakery in Brooklyn N.Y. . 24 years later She left for London married, bought land in Corfu, Greece, and built a nightclub there, followed by a move to the "middle of nowhere," Southwest France. Before that move, though, she needed to find some creative outlets and Clay was the first love... the Camden Institute London was where the exploration began. The next years were spent in loving serenity of the French countryside, especially the wine and cheeseboards. Six years later the move was to Scottsdale Arizona ,and a switch to large concrete/welded steel pieces.. time to find a more mobile creative outlet, so we’re off to Marbella, Spain and a shift in mediums to acrylics. There was to be just one more move. Back to the USA, Fernandina Beach. She is here to stay.
Juried Show Camden Arts Center, London
Solo Exhibition for Most promising Artist, SCC
Juried group show, Shemer Center
Juried show; Best and Brightest, Scottsdale Artist School
Solo Exhibition El Campanario, Marbella, Spain
Juried group show, La Padierna, Marbella, Spain
Juried Marbella Arte Fair 2 years
Gallery Colores del Girasol, Marbella
Taught one of the Saudi Princesses at their Summer home, Marbella
Omni Resort, Amelia Island, Featured artist Inaugural event ‘Cocktails and Canvases’
-Blue Door Studio and Gallery, Fernandina
-Plantation Gallery and Guild, Omni Resort
Featured Artist 2017, Island Art Assoc. Fernandina
Solo Exhibition Fern and Dina, Amelia Island, Fl.