Charlene Stant Engel’s recent work has dealt with the southwestern landscape and its expressive and anthropomorphic forms. Palo verde trees in her neighborhood have provided sinuous and convoluted shapes for her graphic watercolors, and Picacho, the iconic mountain has been a recent subject for her acrylic landscapes. She is now experimenting with portraits.
In 2014 and 2015 Charlene’s work appeared in SAWG’s Fiesta Sonora, Fiesta Sonora West at the Sonoran Desert Museum, and in several other SAWG shows. She was named a SAWG Signature Artist in 2015. Her work “Hands Up” was accepted for SAWG’s 2016 Annual Show.
In 2015 she was juried into the Arizona Aqueous. Her work was in the Winter Juried Show at the Arizona Artist’s Guild in both 2014 and 2015. She had two works in WHAM’s 2015 Juried Theme Show. She belongs to the Scottsdale Artists League and took part in SAL’s Annual Paint-Out at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden, and their annual show at Butterfly Wonderland. In Gilbert, she showed paintings in GVAL’s 2015 Juried Show and this falls GVAL Members exhibition. Her work Palo verde Pasde Deux was included in the 2015 All Art Arizona at Art Intersection in Gilbert, and one of her paintings was chosen for St. Xavier College’s Inaugural exhibition.
Charlene studied drawing, painting and art history at Old Dominion University and the University of Massachusetts and holds an MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin. She has published on American and European graphic artists and has taught and lectured on art and art history. She has been the director of two art galleries, the Frank and Seba Payne Gallery at Moravian College and the Hyde Art Gallery at Grossmont College.
Additional works by Charlene can be seen at her website: www.charlenestantengel.com
Artwork pictured left to right starting from the top: Cacti Arrangement, Hands Up, Paloverde, Reaching Paloverdi, Talking Tree and Twist.