Icons and More featuring Charlotte White



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Watercolor and Oil Paintings

By Charlotte White

Since moving to California in August of 1991, Ms. White has become a familiar sight.  She paints on location in gardens and along roadsides to capture the beauty of her surroundings.  Her award- winning art refuses to fall into mundane patterns or rigid categories as she paints what catches her attention in a variety of media.  Edward Hopper and William Wendt have influenced her plein air painting style.

Born in Palestine, Texas in 1948, she pursued her love of art by attending the University of Wyoming, Laramie and earning a Bachelor’s degree in art and education in 1971.  In 1997, she was awarded a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University, Bakersfield.

Much of her career has been spent teaching others about art.  She has taught on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and in Caracas, Venezuela, Kansas City, KS, Phoenix, AZ, and Bakersfield, CA.  She has also worked as a graphic artist and served on the board of the Bakersfield Art Association as the Art Show Chairperson.

In 1998, she was named Kern County Art Educator of the Year and had one of her paintings added to the Bakersfield Museum of Art’s permanent collection.  In 2007, she was awarded the California Art Education Association Douc Langur Award for advancing the cause of art education in California.  In 2008, she won the Beautiful Bakersfield Award in the Arts-Individual category.  Additionally, her paintings have been featured in Calendars of Historic Kern County sites and are on display in many prominent Bakersfield locations.


August – September 2017

Charlotte and KBAK-29 morning reporter Claudette Stefanian getting ready for a live shot to promote Charlotte’s exhibit at the Access Center Gallery

Access Center Gallery

1330 Truxtun Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93301

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