Charlee Newman Fine Art
Announcing the opening of “Charlee Newman Fine Art Gallery” in Ojo Sarco at 2296 State Road 76. Turn by the sign for Charlee Newman Landscapes following the lane for 200 yards through cottonwood trees along the acequia to the gallery.
Oil painting and pastels of atmospheric landscapes are featured. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 5pm.
More paintings and pastels can be seen in Santa Fe at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel on Cerrillos Road and Rodeo Drive.
I began drawing at 5 years old. By 8 years old I discovered pastels and within a few years I began painting with oils. That calling never left me; however, my major in college was sculpture. The Sierra Nevada Mountains in California brought me back to painting, and there I found the best love. Then the light in the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains cinched the directions of my paintings along with discovering the paintings of Wilson Hurley. Some artist said that light is all that is worth painting. Both oils and pastels have the rich ability for catching the lights and shadows for all to see. It’s just up to the artist to use it.
Charlee Newman is from south Texas. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas and continued studying in San Francisco, California in the field of architectural illustration. She currently lives in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico where she can devote full time to painting.
Charlee is currently showing work at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Santa Fe and will be showing paintings in her studio show rooms this summer in Ojo Sarco. Charlee has shown in San Francisco, the wine country of California, Carmel, Pasadena, San Antonio, Texas and several galleries in New Mexico. New Mexico Arts in Public Places purchased two of her paintings for the Farmington Four Corners Airport and the Albuquerque Development Center. She is a member of High Road Artisans and shows each year in the High Road Art Tour the last two weekends in September.
All her paintings are framed with clear, stained, and sealed pine frames made by the artist.