Elaine is an attorney who enjoyed a career as an Administrative Law Judge in Michigan and worked for the Department of Homeland Security before turning to art in 2006. She teaches Beginning and Intermediate-Advanced Watercolor for Adult Community Enrichment at the Suncoast Technical College. She also brings nationally known artists to teach watercolor workshops at Art Center Sarasota.
Elaine’s art was accepted into the Florida Watercolor Society 2014 Digital Show, and the 2013 Exhibition and Traveling Show. In 2013 she placed 1st at Art Center Manatee, 3rd at the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, and 1st place in the Windsor Invitational. Her paintings were accepted for the FWS Digital Show in 2009 , 2010, 2014 and she won 3rd Place in this show in 2012. She won 3rd Place at the Art & Frame Eye for Art Exhibition in 2011, and was accepted in the Salon des Rufuses, FWS show in 2008. Her art can be seen at Creations Gallery, Punta Gorda; Art Center Sarasota, ArtCenter Manatee and at www.elainecharney.com.
To enroll in Elaine’s watercolor painting classes, contact ACE -SCTI at (941)-361-6590.
She is a member of the Florida Watercolor Society, Art Center Sarasota, Art Center Manatee, and is a Signature Artist with the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.