On Friday, September 10th Tyme Gallery proudly presents award winning artist, Lois Allen Charles. Charles, also known as a folk artist, will bring her two styles of painting to the gallery. Her primary focus will be her rich, textural, acrylic florals which are bursting with color. On hand will also be some of her realistic, detailed pastels and watercolors. The opening is Friday September 10th from 5:00 to 9:00pm. The exhibition runs through October 4th.
Lois Allen Charles is primarily a self-taught artist and has worked in watercolor, acrylics, and pastel on paper and canvas. Her work has been included in many professional shows over the years and won many awards. Charles' art is also included in many private and public collections in the United States and Europe and has been featured in Victoriana magazine and twice on the cover of Philadelphia Stories magazine. Her memberships have included: Mcgopa (current board member); Artists Equity; ARTsisters; Cape May County Art League; Greater Norristown Art League; Wayne Art Center; the Main Line Center of the Arts; Perkiomen Valley Art League and Main Line Art Center. Charles is also a member of the DaVinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia and will have her painting "Seven Waterlilies" on display at the Noyes Museum of Art in Hammonton, NJ in the Fall.
Charles is also known for her painting of "Berry's Tavern" in King of Prussia. The King of Prussia Chamber of Commerce commissioned Charles as a fund raiser for the well known move of the King of Prussia Inn off of Route 202 back in 2000-2001.
Looking back, Charles states, "I remember being eight years old and painting with my oil pastel set that I received for a Christmas present from my dear parents. I was in school copying a Christmas card image of a dog with a ribbon in his mouth and a package dangling down from the ribbon. The sister came over to me and asked me if I did that free-hand. I said "what?" as I did not know what free-hand meant. I said I just copied it by sight, but did not trace it. She thought it was very good and told my father." From that point on her family knew she had talent and supported her. Charles resides in and has her studio in King of Prussia. Now, also an art teacher herself, in the Fall she will be teaching at Tyme Gallery - drawing, pastel and acrylic.
"My Garden of Colors", is an exhibition of passion, flair and color. An artist you'll want to come, meet and greet. Artwork you'll want to come, see and touch. When you come, the opening reception is Friday, September 10th at Tyme Gallery from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. The reception is beautifully catered with hors d'oeuvres from Antonella's Italian Kitchen in Rosemont and is free to the public. The art work is on sale and exhibit from September 10th through October 4th. Tyme Gallery is located at 17 W. Eagle Road in Havertown. For additional information about the exhibition or for directions call 610-853-1215 or check out their web site at http://www.tymegallery.com