M.F.A. East Carolina University
B.F.A. East Carolina University
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Painter and instructor Casey Scharling lives a life full of art and inspiration. The daughter to a portrait painter, she grew up in a household filled with sketches and paint tubes, and she has created her own inspired space with her painter/printmaker husband and her most important body of work, her daughter. Casey's signature canvases dance with rich colors and energetic brushwork, rapidly crafted to bring figures to life. She is intrigued by both the solitary figure and the interaction between individuals, particularly mothers and children. She weaves the thoughts of her subjects into the canvas with thick layers of wet paint, appealing to the viewer with scenes that are extraordinary in their everyday. As a teacher, Casey encourages students to consider their own perceptual awareness and the profound ways that art effects daily life.
Casey has nurtured her talent through funding from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and her regular participation in juried exhibitions and individual showcases. Her work is housed in private collections on the East and West Coast, as well as in the United Kingdom.