Art is the mirror of who we are and what we would like to become.....
What’s most exciting is what happens on the canvas as I search for the delicate balance between order and chaos.
Music is my greatest source of inspiration and sets the tone of my work for the day. I begin each painting by splashing rich vibrant jewel tones of color with globs of glaze in layers next to elements of the printed word, rare fabrics from Africa, cardboard and found objects. I love the way the color, glaze, rich texture and elements of the printed word translate the emotion I feel as I create the story in the heart and soul of each face, figure and abstract. The stories that come to life as I paint them are like the veils of awareness that transcend time. I believe that the story in every painting I create is inspired for one specific individual. When that painting is sold, that's when I know the person I painted it for has found it.
Chartièr’s work has been exhibited in Dallas, Austin, Houston, Boston, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, and is part of the permanent collection of the Jesuit Dallas Museum.
ARTclassDALLAS was launched July 1, 2009 as an ART project for SELF-DISCOVERY. Color and Light Painting Workshop is now available to beginners and experienced artists to explore, discover and sharpen self-awareness while developing painting skills and techniques. The objective: to break through unexplored areas of originality, by pushing the edge of the boundaries to higher levels of creativity. www.artclassdallas.com