Charla Steele

 

Charla Steele

Born in Ohio, Charla Steele moved to Tennessee in 1988 to study Interior Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  She has been practicing interior design for more than 15 years.  Her knowledge of putting multiple pieces together to create one cohesive space bleeds into her collage work.  Her eyes blend each magazine page together, (not her hand and a brush) to create a collective pleasing piece of artwork. Today, Charla’s work continues to address the importance of adding sheer pleasure to the complicated, busy lifestyle. Influenced by her interior design background and dealing with spatial elements, Charla is driven to take her medium three dimensionally. She has begun to “sculpt” with her magazine pages resulting in very vibrant and textural wall art as she progresses toward fine art sculpture.