Charlene Corman-brooks

Artist Biography

Charlene Corman-Brooks, a teacher, artist, published writer, and 4th generation farmer lives in the Ozarks on the farm that Grandfather built for his family between 1920 and 1963. A 1984 graduate of Missouri State University with BSED. History and Education Major, Religion Minor. Art has been my passion since 1968.

Art has impacted my life. I sold my first commissioned painting in oil at age 15. Since then, I have sold numerous paintings in watercolor, pastel, and mixed medium collage. Art follows me everywhere I go. I joined a painting group in 1986 called the West Plains Artist Guild which I’ve been a member of for 27 years, and officer as secretary, treasurer, vice president, and now president and treasurer. I was able to incorporate our group WPAG as a 501-C Not for profit organization in 2008. Our group celebrated 50 years of promoting art to every age group in 2013.

Local artist and teachers that have influenced Brooks painting includes: Marie Booth, Roy Hathcock, Roger King, Joyce McNair, Kerry Hansen, George Tutt Fulton, Missouri, and Michael McClure an impressionist artist and neighbor.

For Charlene, a mix of mediums is used to express mood, texture, and the brilliant color of light. It is also a means to share the beauty of God’s creation around us. Her art work brings the ordinary and mundane to one’s attention and records the passing of time in our changing Ozarks culture. She believes art preserves our world for years to come, making it “a thing of beauty, and a joy forever.”

Charlene’s work may be found at,
Face Book, Ryan’s Restaurant, area art shows and fine art exhibits at the Heart of the Ozarks Fair, and the Harlin Museum West Plains, MO. Charlene enjoys hosting the Harlin Museum and Hathcock Gallery Friday afternoons, 12 to 4 PM.
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My Artwork

Nature photography and life in the Missouri Ozarks inspires me to paint in a range of mediums from ink, pastel, watercolor, oil, and combination of mixed medium in search of expression.

Purple Coneflowers “Purple Coneflowers”

Watercolor, pencil, and ink mix.

Yellow Iris “Yellow Iris”

watercolor, pencil and ink mix

May Apples “May Apples”

Ink and watercolor

Winter Wonderland “Winter Wonderland”

9x12 Acrylic on canvas

Magic Dragon “Magic Dragon”

Wood sculpture made with recycled odds and ins,and acrylic paint.