Through the years Charlene Nickels has enjoyed experimenting with various media, including oils, acrylics, sculpting, pottery, woodworking and jewelry making.  About 13 years ago she decided to get back to painting and to try a media she had never ever tried-watercolors. It has become her passion- It is a beautiful and sensitive medium with a subtlety seldom found in other methods of painting with challenges that are tremendously rewarding.       Her membership with Beaux-Arts Brampton, The North Brampton Watercolour Society and the Brampton Arts Council are the catalysts for my need to paint. With her watercolours, "I am primarily a realist and my paintings are usually inspired by photos I've taken that have evoked a response within."
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 Charlene is very intent on working on the detail of the sailboat. This beautiful watercolour was sold before being finished.  In the foreground, Robert is planning out his composition before going to the canvas.
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 Artists Charlene Nickels and Robert Chisholm on the bridge beside the Alton Mill Arts Centre, taking a much needed break out in the fresh air before heading back to work inside.
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 Artist Charlene Nickels with one of  her artworks that was exhibited at the Holcim Gallery April 10 to 30, 2017.
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 Charlene Nickels with her artwork during the exhibition in the Falls Gallery at the Alton Mill Art Centre in November 2017 with the North Brampton Watercolour Society.
 Charlene Nickels hanging artwork for the exhibition in the Art Square Gallery in Toronto, fall of 2017.
 Charlene Nickels working in her shared studio in Alton Mill Arts Centre.
 Work in progress.
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 A Walk in the Park is an alcohol ink and mixed media artwork.
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