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Charlotte Severin

Plein Air Watercolor


Natural Bridge – Mendocino Headlands – Plein Air Watercolor and Rice Paper Collage

Charlotte Severin is an award winning Bay Area Plein Air artist whose works are displayed in public and private collections in the United States and many foreign countries. 

“Painting is for me a ‘Celebration of Life,’ an opportunity to express my joy and awareness of the beauty and fascination of life all around. Nature abounds with color and form. It fills my palette with warm earth tones. It flows on the paper in fields of bright flowers, dark mountains and blue green oceans. When I paint old buildings, full of history, I feel I am a part of that time.

Painting also opens a world of people to me. When I paint the vibrant colors of a native market place I am sharing again the excitement of that scene. My paintings are Impressionistic Realism in ‘The California Style’ tradition. They are a refection of my soul and an embodiment of my feelings about all of life.”