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The Arts
by Darrell McGarvey
Boulder City Art Guild

Boulder City Artist Profile
Charlotte Petriello is a long time Boulder City artist working primarily with oil paints. Like a lot of artists she has painted some watercolors and acrylics but her first love is oil.

She first discovered her love for art at a very early age in Huntington, West Virginia and she says it hasn’t diminished over time but even grows stronger with each passing day. “I cannot begin to describe the elation I feel,” she says, “as I watch a painting develop and know I have been given the talent to place on canvas my own creation.”

Mostly self taught from books and art shows on television, her first Art Award came when she was in junior high school and then again in high school, and she then became a member of the art fraternity at Marshall University. She found Steve Lesnick when she came to Boulder City and has studied several semesters with him.

She paints a lot for kids. She painted gifts for the fair at Andrew Mitchell Elementary School and designed several logos for T-shirts. She had help from a lot of the students in making the final design. At that time the students at Mitchell called themselves “Junior Eagles” obviously reflecting their desire to get into high school and become an “Eagle.” Their choice was a logo with an eagle chick just hatching from an egg.

Mr. Mitchell requested she paint a Disney character for the school. She agreed and found herself painting a mural 12 by 14 feet on a wall in the library! Her only paint was oil paints so the janitor had to put up a white picket fence so the children wouldn’t touch the wet paint. Her experience is related by her comment, “It was wonderful to have them pull up chairs to watch and have them say cute things to me.”

Charlotte has been an active member of the Boulder City Art Guild for nearly 30 years. During this period she has won numerous merit awards including a 3rd place judged by the late Cliff Segerblom, two theme awards, a 1st place and Guild award ribbons.

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