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Cecile Charles ventured into the world of art, selling her first work at age 14. Immersed in the San Francisco street art era in the late seventies, Cecile would meet her clients down on the wharf early in the morning. They waited to present her with a fresh canvas, some as large as 10’ by 12’. She would spend 12 hours creating, then deliver a glowing abstract at the end of the day when the client returned, check in hand for the artwork. Trained as an oil painter, she now explores all the media available on the market, and steps out into unexplored territory when the muse insists.
In 1978 Cecile moved to Spokane. Though she was actively selling her works, across several states; from Florida to California and Canada she did not sell locally.
Cecile owns Gallery of Thum’ in Spokane WA. Primarily selling Cecile’s art through prints and cards online between 2000 and 2006, Gallery of Thum’ expanded to a retail location in Spokane, in 2006, which acts as a gallery, and office. Gallery of Thum' currently promotes Cecile’s artwork and also showcases 25 local and regional artists in all the mediums. Cecile passes on her love of art by teaching to students of all ages, with lessons through the Gallery of Thum’.
Current Mediums: Gouache, opaque watercolor, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media.
Cecile is considered an eclectic artist, one who can express herself with equal skill no matter the subject, be it traditional, conceptual, contemporary or abstract, with some political satire thrown in to make her art even more interesting. All you have to do is ask and she will study the subject and develop a piece just for you. Cecile’s art enjoys a large popularity because she has the ability to impact the viewer through many styles. Cecile offers charming small paintings that are the perfect gift for someone special to artworks in the mid-price ranges to that spectacular artwork that makes an excellent conversation piece and investment.
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Art, watercolor, Gouache, teaching art,
I am the owner of Gallery of Thum' gift and art gallery. We are a Traditional Handcrafted Urban Marketplace. I am of course an art teacher.
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Saturdays Noon to 2:00pm Instructor: Cecile Charles~ Cecile has taught students ages kindergarten through high school at a local school for the last 4 years she also has students of all ages in her night classes. This class will give your student a firm understanding of how to prepare for painting and the basic skills to paint a good artwork.
Basic watercolor lessons~ This class is for the beginner looking to start painting. Students will walk away with a good foundation in painting watercolor techniques. During the four week class students will learn to prepare their canvas or paper, learn about preparing a palette for tones and hues.
Classes can be paid for on a weekly basis $30.00 or for all 4 weeks at once.
Please call for class reservation (509) 294-9234
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