C A S E Y S C H A R L I N G
Sapling, 48 x 36 inches, oil on canvas.
WBM december 2018
Because her work is so personal,
Casey feels a sense of intimacy and
vulnerability in making and display-ing
the final products. This strong
relationship with her subjects is clear
throughout her oeuvre.
Casey also captures people’s feelings
through her art. Pieces like “Retreat” represent the subject in
moments of emotional intensity, and others, like “Encore Azalea,”
are imbued with palpable love and affection.
“Encore Azalea” depicts an older woman who is one with her
garden. She becomes a part of the azalea bush she affectionately
and expertly prunes. The surrounding scene is dream-like, and
repeated geometric shapes and angles merge interestingly with
soft, swirling brushstrokes and a cool color scheme.
Encore Azalea, 40 x 54 inches, oil on canvas.