Charlene Mosley

Charlene Mosley

Born in Berlin, Charlene Mosley is a fine artist, illustrator and muralist, who works in oil and watercolor. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from San Diego State University and minored in German Studies. She resides in San Diego.

Mosley’s current work discusses the 21st century media-driven society and its relationship to technology and nature. Her work depicts people surrounded by plants and animals, with an interplay of expressive brushwork. Mosley has exhibited in both national and international exhibitions. She also works as a freelance independent artist on a multitude of projects, including: murals, private commissions, and book illustrations. Her large roster of public and private murals include locations such as: San Diego State University, Barrio Logan, La Jolla Shores, Horton Plaza, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Lake Forest.

In 2016, Mosley was one of the contributing artists of “Loving Vincent“, the first fully-painted, Oscar Nominated feature film. This opportunity was the artist’s first time working in animation. Creating over 250 frames of the film while in Poland “was life changing in a way, and a motivation to keep pursuing my passion as an independent artist”, notes Mosley. In addition, Mosley creates illustrations for children’s books, coloring books, novels, and other literary works.

“My work depicts my curiosity in the way people connect to nature in a busy technology and mass- media driven world. I paint people I see in everyday life as well as myself and how I see myself interact with and observe my natural surroundings. I love to paint in a combination of expressive brushstroke and vibrant colors, with the effect of intriguing the viewer and letting the eye embark on a visually fulfilling journey.” -Mosley

Video – Charlene Mosley: Pollinators

Interview with the Artist

In the Press

Charlene Mosley: Painter Channels Her Unique American Journey Into a Solo Exhibition at Sparks Gallery

Charlene Mosley: Painter Channels Her Unique American Journey Into a Solo Exhibition at Sparks Gallery

San Diego Union Tribune

March 2022

"It's about pollinators both in the literal and symbolic sense," Mosley says. "It's about focusing more on the things that are so little and we think are fragile, but that are so important to everything else."

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