Charlotte A. VanRoss was born in Texas in 1967. In the early years of her life Charlotte faced challenges few people can relate too. As she grew up, these challenges began to shape the essence of her character, and the traditional bonds her limitations began to be broken.
As a young woman she began to teach her self and became a painter. Her early influence were styles of Picasso, Miro, Mattisse and modernist masters. As her talent developed she begun to seek a mentor that could guide her Raw talent and began to formalize her palette. She chose Dale Bedford, and began working on her portraiture. Over the years charlotte has developed a unique and interesting genre of work. Her strengths lie in her introspective approach to her work. The dept of her modernist influences are evident in her paintings. The faceless images allow the viewer to imagine them selves or others as part of the whole experience created on her canvases.
Charlotte states her objectives are to creates artwork that "expresses beauty, evokes sadness and inspires others." When gazing into the depths and rich colors shown in her subjects matters, one is quickly enraptured with the sprit Charlotte pour into her work. It’s not until one look deeper into the soul of an artist that true mastery is discerned. You see, Charlotte was born with into this world with "No Hands". All of her work are created without usual appendages God give us. What you see is the works created by Charlotte are completed by Charlotte holding her brushes between the ends of her arms what we call our wrists.
Charlotte has risen above her limitations and now sets a standard of excellence for others to emulate. She has been certified to work with children with disabilities , and is also a well respected motivational speaker. Her list of recognitions shows the world just how special Charlotte is to us. She is an award winning artist recognized by the following: Black Irving Art Center Delta Sigma Theta Dallas Alumnae, Haute Art Auction. The Follow the Dream Art Show, The 2002 Women in the Arts Award. The Black Academy of Arts and Letters and show at the Dallas Ardoretum. Charlotte has been nominated as Woman Of The Year for the Star Telegram news paper in Fort Worth, as well as featured in the Rolling Out News paper Houston Texas. ADVIVO services , and is mentioned by Randy Jacobs about her as "Famous" involvment with Revolutions Gallery in Dallas’ Deep Ellum.
Her unique perspective as an Artist without hands. and a woman born to cultural challenges provide a platform of passionate teaching that exemplifies excellence. Ms. Charlotte VanRoss is truly an Artist in every aspect of life. Painting, communication, character, and in sprit. The world is a better place because of her.....