Meet the Artist - Name Portraits by Charla Hayen

Stop by for this sale and signing of unique name portrait cards and prints by Valley artist Charla Hayen.

Local artist, Charla Hayen, will show her unique name portrait cards.

Charla Hayen is a Virginia artist who lives and works in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Her studio overlooks the rooftops of the historic town of Winchester. As a young child Charla spent countless hours in her room illustrating her own stories. She was inspired and taught by master penman and calligrapher Michael Sull, often featured in Victoria magazine.

Charla began her name portrait work with people names. She researched each name and used her findings as the basis of the design. Many of the names she chose had wonderful histories and often the meaning of the name was an inspiration for the design. After years of expanding her name portrait collection, Charla branched out to create more general words such as Santa, Quilt, and Dream. She incorporated many varied quotations and pictures into her work.Charla strives to tell a story with each picture and enjoys creating a treasure hunt of words and meanings within each name portrait.

Charla has had the privilege of completing many commissioned works including BACH for the family of Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. She also created a special name portrait for Queen Elizabeth and recently a special 3-D picture for Cokie Roberts. Name portraits have been featured in Country Living Magazine and most recently in Southern Lady Magazine.

MSV admission is not required.

Tue, Dec 09 • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


MSV Members: Free

All Others: Free