Charlotte Abernathy

Although Charlotte has been best known as a pastelist, she has begun to work in both oils and acrylics as well, and has found new inspiration in their qualities -- the juicy brushwork possible with oils, and the speed of changes allowed by quick-drying acrylics.  She has always been an intuitive painter, who develops a painting responsively while she works, finding she obtains freer, fresher results when she doesn't do too much pre-planning.

Rich color and a strong sense of light continue to characterize her paintings, but she has begun to define shape more clearly than in her earlier, more impressionist work.  The landscape remains her primary subject, and she paints on-location in many areas.  In 2006, she  painted for a month at an artist's retreat in Montana, for two weeks in Wisconsin (with Alla Prima) and for two weeks in Tuscany.   The varied scenery of the Pacific Coast states continues to inspire her, particularly mountains, farms and shorelines.

Charlotte's studio is located in Ashland, OR, (one of the top twenty small art towns in the country) where she finds inspiration in the town itself as well as the surrounding farms, mountains, streams and forests.


Charlotte Abernathy
1375 Greenmeadows Way
Ashland, OR 97520

Samples of Ms. Abernathy's work, all pastels, appear below. Click on any photo to enlarge

Blue Birdbath
24x30, acrylic

Cataract Creek
28x22, acrylic

Iris by the Old Fence
24x30, acrylic

20x22, acrylic

Road Cut
24x30, acrylic

White Teepee
24x30, acrylic

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