MAY 2013 Featured Artist: Charlotte Shroyer
Awards for Charlotte Shroyer’s oil paintings and monotypes include First Place, 2011 Top Ten International Women in the Arts, Rome, Italy; Awards of Merit, Manhattan Arts International, New York City; Top 15, Guests’ Gallery International Portrait Competition, Georgia; Richeson Awards of Merit for Abstract and for Portrait/Figurative work. The American Juried Art Salon comprised of museum curators and directors selected her work as one of 25 from hundreds of applicants for inclusion in its annual show in addition to naming her as one of its 2013 Emerging Artists.
Shroyer’s abstract oils and monotypes are included in national and international private collections in addition to being exhibited in numerous shows including a solo show at the corporate headquarters of Penn National Insurance Company, Harrisburg, PA. "Ancestors" was juried into the Diaspora exhibit at New Century Gallery, New York, New York. Her monotypes have been exhibited in Hong Kong.
Shroyer states: “I am inspired by the worldits people, archaeology, and cultures. My favorite authors (i.e., Pamuk, Durrell, Pynchon, LLosa) who explore duality of personality-- what the individual shows to the world and what remains hidden to the worldinfluence what appears on my canvas.
Through painting I tap into and expand the depths of my unconscious and a world unconscious that transcends individual and cultural boundaries. Exploration of color, line and form provide the vehicle with contemporary figurative images (especially the face) incorporated into abstract contexts as the end result.”