The Charleston Artist Guild is excited to present “The Art of Wander”, a collection of new works by Carmen Osborn. Carmen’s work is an expression of our individual journeys; encounters with the world around us, and the beauty in it. The collection will be on display at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery during the month of January.
Carmen Osborn has been drawing since she can remember. Growing up on a farm in the Midwest, her two favorite pastimes were drawing and wandering the countryside. As an adult, she continued to draw and paint, doing portrait commissions in both black and white charcoal and also portraits in oil and acrylic. She then began to experiment with soft pastel and sold her pastel landscapes at juried art festivals, winning awards for many of them over the years.
Carmen has traveled far beyond her Midwestern home since childhood and uses paint as a way to share not just the visual experience of her wanderings, but also the emotional response these places evoke. She believes her artwork is her most effective method of communication. Now, based in lovely Charleston, SC, Carmen is making the shift from creating landscapes in pastel, to acrylic. And of course, the inspiring lowcountry of South Carolina is always a great source of inspiration.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at the CAG Gallery, from 5-8pm.