PAINTING | WATERCOLOR + ACRYLIC
Charlene Lehto was raised in coastal New England, and the beaches and fishing villages from Cape Cod to Down East Maine made wonderful subject matter for her oils and watercolors. Later she adopted the mountains and lakes of New Hampshire and Vermont as themes for paintings, and now has expanded her repertoire to include the lovely landscapes and shore scenes of Virginia.
Her works sparkle with the interplay of light and shadow. From the shimmer of the sun on a first snowfall to the spray rising from a breaking wave, her paintings reflect nature’s beauty. Constantly learning and experimenting with new ideas and techniques, she strives to share the beauty she sees in nature with the viewer. Each piece conveys a mood, whether painted in traditional style or vivid abstract; there is a freshness and clarity to her work.