You can find Charlene's work at:
Address of Studio:
29 E Bijou St. #21
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Charlene was raised in the Kentucky countryside, where she developed a love for the outdoors early in life. Some of her fondest childhood memories are of playing on the farms of friends, surrounded by nature and all kinds of critters. Always interested in art from a young age, it never became part of her formal education until after college graduation. With the encouragement of early instructors to take her art more seriously, she began her journey as an artist. Currently living in Colorado, she is surrounded by the majestic landscape of the Rocky Mountains. Being able to see and experience their beauty on a daily basis provides the inspiration for her paintings. What a joy and humbling experience it is to enter this landscape and the world of the wildlife that she studies and paints. She demonstrates her love of nature through her art. Working in oil, she produces both plein air and studio works.
"I find inspiration with each wildlife encounter. Viewing these animals in the wild lands they inhabit is a true blessing. I try to pass these experiences on in my paintings.”
Roake has gallery representation at Horton Fine Art in Beavercreek, Colorado, and Laura M. gallery in Saratoga, Wyoming.
A member of Oil Painters of America, her work has been exhibited in museums and shows across the country.
C.M. Russell Museum – “Master’s in Miniature” show
“Windows to the West Show” – Estes Park Western Heritage Foundation
“Western Spirit Art Show” – Old West Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming
“Art of the Animal Kingdom” – Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington,Vermont
"Colorado Governor's Show" - Loveland, Colorado
"Mountain Oyster Show", Tucson, Arizona
“Heart of the West Show” – Bozeman, Montana
“Heart of the West Show” – Couer d’Alene, Idaho
“Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction” – Rist Canyon, Colorado
“The Brinton Museum Small Works Show”, Brinton Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming
“This is Colorado Show” – Madden Museum of Art, Greenwood Village, Colorado.
She has been featured in International Artist Magazine as a finalist in their Wildlife Competition.