Meet an Artopian: Charlotte Cantrell

Charlotte CantrellWhat is the best advice you have been given about Art?
When I was 7 years old my grandmother handed me a canvas, oil paints, and paint brushes, and she told me these magic words. It’s your world paint it how YOU see it in your minds eye.

Who or what is your biggest inspiration as an artist?
God, He gave me this gift, and I have always tried to use it the way he would want me to.

What piece of your own artwork are you most proud of?
Cantrellimage-paintingI have a painting that I did for my mother about two years before she passed away. It still hangs on my living room wall. I named it HOPE. It is of a Snowy Egret looking towards the sky at the sun. Here is a picture of it….It wasn’t meant to be anything but a reminder to always look up to Heaven for life.

What is your current favorite musical artist?
Josh Turner.

Why did you donate to Artopia?
I have a friend that is HIV/Aids positive. He was the first person that I had heard about Artopia from about 5 years ago.

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