How it all began
My love is doing portraits of people whose soul comes through them.
Let me introduce myself, I am Charlene Gozjolko or known as the Artist Charlene. I am a multi medium visual artist, painter/sketcher.
Welcome to my life or part of it anyway. To give you a little background, I was born in a small town in Alberta but most of my life I have lived in Edmonton but I am now a St Albert, Alberta residence. There has been an art component throughout my life, whether it was in early times copying my sister when she did some drawings to attending the Alberta College of Art or getting commissioned to do pieces for the people I worked with in the corporate world. I have had many, many years of doing my art sporadically for myself and some commissioned work but most of my days were in the corporate business world until now.
Now its time for me to invite you into my artist world. I work with mediums such as oils, watercolors, pen & ink and pencil pictures. My love is doing portraits of people whose soul comes through them. Every face is beautiful especially the ones that convey not only the good times but also the struggles they have conquered or are still conquering. Any photograph that moves me in some way, that evokes a feeling or sensation, those are the pictures I paint. Clients come to me with their pictures that are special to them and so they become special for me in recreating them. I have created this website “artistcharlene” as I do feel that everyone should share the “music” they have within themselves so this is my music.
So I invite you to take your time and browse through the artwork. As you look through the artwork here or anywhere ask yourself if it makes you “feel” something because it is what moves us inside that makes a piece of artwork special to its owner and/or its creator.
Every artwork that I create is special to me and I hope will be to you!