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Friday, May 10, 2019
“Life is stressful as it is, and we really need to stop, slow it down a bit and enjoy this one life that we have. That is what art does for me and I want to share it with the world.”
before them will be a door that opens to opportunity, abundance of love, wealth, health, grace and everything that is positive. Life is stressful as it is, and we really need to stop, slow it down a bit and enjoy this one life that we have. That is what art does for me and I want to share it with the world,” she said. Painting, said Charliese, transports her into a completely different space. Brush in hand, she is never quite sure where her inspiration will take her. However, she always hopes the finished work has captured all of the positive energy she felt during the creative process. “My inspiration comes from this beautiful world we live in, in particularly, our country, the Bahamas. I paint from pictures. Nature itself is a wonder. The sea is so beautiful in its different shades of blues and greens with caps of white foam. I love to look at and paint the billows of clouds. Some may not see it, but they have multiple colours, not just white; it is fascinating. And then there are some clouds that look like multiple cotton balls. All the gifts from Creation are a beauty. I love the trees, the texture of the trunk and the different shades of brown, and the multiple colours in the flowers. I can go on and on about what inspires me. It’s the beauty of life itself…the gift,” she said. And she has her art teacher to thank for inspiration as well. “He is very humble but a very good artist in my opinion. He likes landscapes and the sea like me. I also like paintings by Eddie Minnis. His paintings are very detailed, and both these men, among many other Bahamian artists, I don’t think, get the respect that they deserve,’ she said. Charliese is employed at the University of the Bahamas where she has served in many departments. She is presently the assistant director of talent management in the human resources department.