After a career in the legal field, Charmaine retired to Ruidoso with her husband, Mike, in January of 2010. 
She discovered her neighbor-over-the-back-fence was Bruce DeFoor, the art teacher at the local community college and promptly announced to him “Oh, I could never paint anything!!!!” 

Well, Bruce replied “If you can honestly tell me you have no desire to paint, I will never mention it again.  But if you would like to paint, I can teach you to paint.”

So Charmaine enrolled in Painting I in the Fall of 2010.  She has been painting ever since, having never drawn or painted anything in her entire life up to that point.  She went from Painting I to Painting II, on to Drawing I and Drawing II and then to Masters Painting class at ENMU, all under the instruction of Bruce DeFoor.  Charmaine still considers herself a complete “newbie” to the art world but knows she loves it.  Charmaine intends to continue painting classes and pursue painting and drawing, with the joy of knowing how much it has enriched her life.

For information
please contact Charmaine at
charmaine@artruidoso.com
"Fort Stanton Chapel"
Acrylic on Canvas
Size  
Finished Size 30 x 24
$425
"Afternoon Shadows"
Acrylic on Canvas
Size 24 x 18
Finished Size 27 x 21
$325
"Apart from the Main Work"
Acrylic on Canvas
Size 12 x 12
Gallery Wrap
SOLD
"Into the Forest"
Acrylic on Canvas
Size 18 x 24
Finished Size 23 x 29
$400
"Pears on Parade"
Acrylic on Canvas
Size 20 x 16
Finished Size 26 x 22
$395
"Blue Ladies"
Monoprint on
Japanese Rice Paper 1/1
Size 10 x 13
Finished Size 14 x 17
$175
"The Back Fence"
Acrylic on Canvas
Size 14 x 18
Finished Size 15 x 19
SOLD
"Afternoon Stroll"
Acrylic on Canvas
Size 20 x 16
Finished Size 29 x 25
$250
"Pasture Power"
Acrylic on Canvas
Size 18 x 24
Finished Size 21 x 27
$300
"Field of Flowers"
Acrylic on Canvas
Size 16 x 20
Finished Size 20 x 24
$225
"Eggplant Anyone?"
Acrylic on Canvas
Finished Size 16 x 12
Gallery Wrap
$45
"Roaring Springs Barn"
Acrylic on Canvas
Size 20 x 16
Finished Size 28 x 24
$275
   
 
 
   
   
 
Sea Life
Linocut Print 1/3
Size 7 x 13
Finished Size 11 x 17
$125