newheader2.gif (100865 bytes)

bara.gif (9565 bytes)


Charlotte Wharton, PSA, CM is well known for her portraits, floralscapes, and landscapes. Charlotte  has participated in juried exhibits in Italy, France, and Russia as well as throughout the United States. In 1996 Charlotte was awarded a summer’s study in France. Her portraits and landscapes are represented in many American and European private and corporate collections including Yale University, Worcester Mechanics Hall, and the Brittany, France museum, Maison de la Grande Vigne. Her oils and pastels have garnered more than four dozen major awards including the Copley Society’s Margaret Fitzhugh Brown Memorial Award for Excellence in Portraiture and the Grumbacher Gold Medal.

Selected works have been reproduced in three art books: Portrait Inspirations, Best of Oils, and Best of Pastels, Rockport Press. Charlotte has been featured on WGMC TV3 several times and in the North Light Art Book Club Magazine.

Ms. Wharton is a Copley Master and holds professional memberships in a dozen juried national art organizations including the Pastel Society of America in New York. She teaches workshops throughout New England and the British West Indies. She is also on the faculty of the Worcester Art Museum where she teaches master classes. Ms. Wharton has been instrumental in the development of her student’s careers. In 2000, her former students formed the "New Worcester Art Museum Group" in her honor. Charlotte sat on the Cultural Advisory Board of the Worcester Bancroft School and has served as Chair of the Membership Committee of the Copley Society of Boston.

Charlotte graduated with an Associates Degree from Independence Community College in 1964 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Clark University in 1980, summa cum laude. After graduating from Clark University, Charlotte worked as the Assistant Art Director for Worcester Polytechnic Institute. During her three and one-half year tenure she garnered nine national awards for her designs.

Recent Distinctions

Charter Member, New England Plein Air Painters, 2005-2007

Received 2001 Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award from alma mater, Independence Community College, Kansas, and gave the commencement speech.

Selected for a month's residency on The International School of Art, Umbria, Italy, May 2000

Selected to render 19th Century portrait of Abigal Kelley Foster for Worcester Mechanics Hall, 1998

Work selected for Decorator's Show House of the Junior League of Boston, 1998

Work selected from a national competition and reproduced in Portrait Inspirations, 1997, Best of Pastel and Best of Oil Painting. All books published by Rockport Publishers, Massachusetts, 1996.

Awarded summer painting in Dinan, Brittany, France via portfolio by the art organization, Les Amis de Grande Vigne, 1996.

Featured on News on WGMC TV 3, 1995.

Portrait featured in North Light Art Book Club Magazine, March 1995.

Portrait Exhibit in Pushkin, Russia, 1994.

Honors finalist for portraiture in Artist's Magazine's 10th International juried art competition, 1993.

PSA, Pastel Society of America juried title, 1993.

CM, Copley Master of the Copley Society of Boston, 1992.

Chair of Membership Committee, Copley Society of Boston, 1998-2002

Fresh Paint Auction, Invitational, Copley Society of Boston., 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

A Few Significant Portraits

Dr. John Strauss, ex-President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2002
Richard P. Traina, ex-President, Clark University, 2002
Margaret "Polly" Traina, Clark University, 2002
Dean Arnstein, Yale University, 2002
Thomas Denahy, ex-Mayor, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002
Abby Kelley Foster, Worcester Mechanics Hall, 1999
Dean Krauss, Yale University, 1999
Ms. M. Morgan, Worcester, Ma, 1998
William Mulford, former City Manager, Worcester City Hall, 1995
Francis L. Hiatt, benefactor, Clark University, 1992
Bartow Kelly, former bank president, WCIS, 1992
Tilton Barron, Librarian, Clark University, 1987
George Chabot, owner, Chabot Motors, 1993
Robert O'Coin, president, O'Coin's, 1990

News Articles

"Souls on Canvas", by Taryn Plumb, Worcester Quarterly, Fall 2006

"A New Home for the Arts", Clark News, Winter 2003

"One on One, Charlotte Wharton", by Allen Fletcher, Worcester Magazine, January 23 - 29, 2003

"Anguilla Arts Festival Sponsors Wharton Art Course", The Daily Herald, January 20, 2001

"Artist Charlotte Wharton Honored Grad, Featured Speaker", The Buccaneer, Independence, Kansas, May 1, 2001

"Women on the Wall", by Frank Magiera, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, October 16, 1999

"Portrait of the Artist", Clark News, Spring 1998

"Four Artists Hired To Do Portraits", Worcester Telegram and Gazette, March 10, 1998

"Artist Seeks Her Subject in the Past", by Claire Karis, Worcester Magazine, July 22, 1998

"Joie de Vivre", Du Cote de La Grande Vigne, January 1997

"Wharton Paintings Are Focus", Frank Magiera, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, March 1997

"Runners Up Cover Contest", Northlight Magazine, March 1995

Portrait of Mulford Is Well Received", Worcester Telegram and Gazette, January 1995

"Mulford Portrait Unveiled", Worcester Telegram and Gazette, January 1995

"Charlotte Wharton Brings Life of Art To Leominster", Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, April 21, 1994.

"Area Artist's Work Displayed In Boston", by Frank Magiera, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, April 1, 1994.

"Charlotte Wharton Has No Time For Sargent", by Frank Magiera, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, October 28, 1990.

"Remembering Tilton Barron", Clarkeology, Clark University, October 1987.

"Mrs. Wharton's Art Getting Recognition", Independence Reporter, Independence, Kansas, November 2, 1984.

"Charlotte Wharton", by H.J.L., Who's Who, Worcester Magazine, November 1984.

One-person Shows

The Fineline Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, IL. 2004.

Independence Community College, Independence, KS. 2001.  

Brazier Fine Art Gallery, Richmond, VA. 1997, 1999.

Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA. 1997.
President's home, Clark University, Worcester, MA. 1993.
Digital Equipment Corporation, Marlboro, MA. 1991, 1992.

Massachusetts Microelectronics Center, Westborough, MA. 1990.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. 1984.

Invitational Group Shows and Awards

“Cities of the World Exhibit”, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA. 2005

New England Plein Air Painters Exhibits and Paint Outs:

            Kensington-Stobart Gallery, Salem, MA, July/August, 2007.

            Lyme Art Association, Lyme, CT, September/October 2006.

            Arnold Gallery, Marblehead, MA, May 2006.

            BeBois Gallery, Newport, RI, 2005.

            Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, 2005.

           Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, RI, 2005.

"Everett Raymond Kinstler and Friends Exhibit”, Richland Fine Art, Nashville, Tennessee.  2005

“The Undraped Figure Exhibit”, Crane Collection Gallery at St. Botolph Club. 2003

“Women Painting Women”, Portraits North, Lexington, MA. Best in Painterly Realism Award. 2003.

“Patron’s Choice Exhibit”, Copley Society of Boston, MA. 2001 - 2003.

"New England Painters of Today", Harvard Club, Boston, MA. 1999, 2001.

Copley Masters Show:

            St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA, 2007.

            Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA. 1994.

            Harvard Club, Boston, MA. 1999 - 2003.

"Impressions of New England", Attleboro Museum, MA. 1998.

Portraits North Exhibit, Francesca Anderson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington MA, 1996-2007

"Three Impressions of France", Brazier Fine Art, Richmond, VA. 1996.

"The Thirteen" Special Exhibit, Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA. 1994.

Portrait Exhibit, Copley Society of Boston, Boston, MA. 1994.

“Landscape Exhibit”, University of Massachusetts Medical Gallery, Worcester, MA. 1993.

Fresh Paint Auction, Copley Society of Boston, Boston, MA. 1992 – 2007. Painting, " Bird Boy", sold for $3,100, tying the highest price for a painting in the auction, 1997. "On the Charles” took highest bid for $3,200, 1998.

The Mayor's Office of Business and Cultural Development Exhibit of noted artists of the Copley Society of Boston at The Parkman House, Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts. 1991.

The Copley Society Award Winners Exhibit, Boston, MA. 1991, 1992.

Arts Worcester's Summer Exhibit featuring 15 of area’s best artists, Worcester, MA 1990.

Award Winners Group Exhibit sponsored by the Southborough Cultural Arts Council. Southborough, MA. 1989, 1991.

 Juried Group Shows and Awards

Lyme Art Association, Lyme, CT, Spring Floral Show, 2007

Lyme Art Association, Lyme, CT, NE Landscape Show, September 2007

Oil Painters of America, East/Southeast Region, Award of Excellence. 2002.

Arts For AIDS Worcester Exhibit. Worcester, MA. 1995.

Salmagundi Exhibit Auction.  NYC. 1992, 1993, 1994.

Salmagundi 15th Annual Art Exhibit.  NYC. 1992, 1993.

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 95th Annual Exhibit, NYC. 1991 – 94.

Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibit. NYC, 1991 - 94, The Edith Baron Purchase Award. 1993, 1994.

The Academic Artists Association Annual Exhibit, Springfield, MA. 1993 - 96, The Academic Artists‘ Association Award. 1994, 1995, 1996.

The Connecticut Pastel Society, Wallingford, CT. 1993 - 94, The Watson Guptill Award. 1994.

The Copley Society of Boston Spring/Summer Exhibit, Boston, MA. 1991 - 94, received distinction of CA (COPLEY ARTIST) and the Second Place Award 1992, The Margaret Fitzhugh Browne Award For Excellence In Portraiture. 1993, 1994.

The Copley Society Figure as a Portrait Exhibit, Boston, MA. 1991.

The Copley Society of Boston New Member Exhibit, Boston, MA. 1991.

The Copley Society of Boston Winter Exhibit.  Boston, MA. 1991-92. Maria Maravigna Award, 1991.

The Copley Society of Boston Fall Exhibit, Boston, MA. 1990, 1991, The Grumbacher Gold Medal Award. 1991.

Rockport Art Association Winter Exhibit, Rockport, MA. 1993, 1994, 1996, The Rockport Art Association Award. 1996.

Rockport Art Association Summer Exhibit, Rockport, MA. 1993 - 2007, Eleanor Wachtel Memorial Award for Excellence. 2007, William Mariboe Memorial Award. 1994, Maurice E. Goldberg Memorial Award. 1995, John Manship Memorial Award. 2001, John & Margaret Loughlin Memorial Award. 2001.

North Shore Arts Association Regional Exhibit, Gloucester, MA. 1990 -2007, Fredrick Mulhaupt Memorial Award. 2004, Isabelle M. Robinson Memorial Award. 2003, North Shore Arts Award. 1990, Margaret Fitzhugh Browne Award. 1994, Charlotte and Albert Movali Memorial Award. 1995, The Boston Guild Award. 1996.

Marlboro Annual Regional Exhibit, Sponsored by The Friends of the Marlboro Public Library, Marlboro, MA. 1989 - 91, Honorable Mention. 1989, Third Place Award. 1990, 1991.

Fitchburg Art Museum Regional Exhibit, Fitchburg, MA. 1985, 1990, 1991, Honorable Mention. 1991.

 Arts Worcester Members Exhibit. Worcester, MA. 1994.

 Arts Worcester Portrait Exhibit.  Worcester, MA. 1989.

Arts Worcester Exhibit. Worcester, MA. 1989, 1993, 1995, Commerce Bank Corporate Award. 1995.

Southborough Arts Center Annual Regional Exhibit, Southborough, MA. 1988 - 90, Honorable Mention. 1989, 1990.

Also more than five dozen top awards in non-juried exhibits throughout New                         England including ten Best of Show

Art Association Memberships

Salmagundi Club*, New York, New York
Pastel Society of America*, New York, New York
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club*, New York, New York
Connecticut Pastel Society*, Wallingford, Connecticut
Oil Painters of America *
Copley Society of Boston*, Boston, Massachusetts
Academic Artists Association*, Springfield, Massachusetts
Rockport Art Association*, Rockport, Massachusetts
North Shore Art Association*, Gloucester, Massachusetts
Portrait Society of America, Tallahassee, Florida
American Society of Portrait Artists, Montgomery, Alabama
Arts Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts
Leominster Art Association, Leominster, Massachusetts
Independence Arts Council, Independence, Kansas

* Juried Art Associations