Susan Charles

Shapes and color have always fascinated me. After college, I joined the Peace Corps and was sent to East Africa where my fascination and love with African Art began.

My love of creating art began with making and then designing and selling dolls and doll patterns. Through the uniqueness of the dolls, I was accepted into the Saratoga Rotary Art Show, the biggest one-day art show in California. My exploration with fabrics continued with my working and teaching at a quilt store and then having a piece accepted into the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

In 2007, Charles moved to New Orleans and was accepted into Dutch Alley Artist’s Co-Op Gallery in the French Market. Living in New Orleans has given me a new understanding and appreciation of the magnitude of Hurricanes and the need to rise up after a storm and continue with life. It has also given me the opportunity to teach fiber arts.

My art has grown through being able to attend workshops, with David Walker, Therese May, Gloria Loughman, Rayna Gillman, Kay England, and Margaret Miller among others. I am currently completing Jane Dunnewold’s, two and a half year, Art Cloth Mastery Program in San Antonio, Texas.

So far this year Charles has participated in three exhibitions in
New Orleans.

 Susan Charles