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Charlene M. McGill 

I am a self taught artist and have been painting watercolours since 2002 when I attended my first workshop. While not formally trained in art, I have attended workshops hosted by Linda Kemp, John Lovett, John Fisher and Shelley Pryor. 

My work has been accepted in a variety of juried exhibitions, including Eye for Art, Desmond Exhibition, Georgina World of Art, CCP Video Portrait Exhibition and Design for Summer. My recent work is held internationally in private collections in the United States, Canada, Australia, Belgium, France and England. 

I have won an Honourable Mention for "Harness the Wind", an Award of Excellence for "Salsa Deconstructed" and 2nd Place as well as People's Choice for "Rainbow Berries". 

I am one of 20 artists who collaborated in a world-wide painting project called the Global Village Round Robin and I completed my contribution to the painting on October 30, 2003. The painting traveled almost 40,000 miles, passing through 8 countries and 5 continents before it was finally finished on November 11, 2003! It was auctioned on Ebay and the proceeds were donated to a school building project in China. 

As a member of the MayCourt Club of Canada, I recently had the pleasure of designing and painting four large fantasy backdrops for the Mad Hatter's Unbirthday Party (Alice in Wonderland). 

Several of my workshop demonstrations can be viewed online at in their Watercolour Learning Zone. "WetCanvas" is a Global Artists' Community boasting more than 190,000 members worldwide. I am currently displaying work at ArtSpace and have enjoyed spending a couple of afternoons per month as Artist in Residence.