Foundry Gallery Presents Charlene Nield and Ann Pickett à deux

By Editorial Team on September 13, 2018

Sat, 15 September 2018 - Sun, 30 September 2018

Nield and Pickett – Royal Wedding – 24 x 30 – acrylic with collage. Courtesy of Foundry Gallery.
Reception: Saturday, September 15 from 6pm to 8pm

Painting side-by-side in a meeting of creative minds, Charlene Nield and Ann Pickett present à deux, a collection of collaborative works focused on the figure, with strong elements of color and whimsy. The end results of these selected works are inseparable from their process, highlighting layer upon layer, encapsulating a history of paint and collage, building figurative and emotional characters in order to shape a memory, a time, a moment.

Painting in tandem is new to Nield and Pickett, who have produced only one collaborative piece prior to embarking on this body of work. Commenting on the collaborative process they noted, “Once creative trust and respect is established the experience is remarkably freeing. Just as in our individual art, our collaborative works speak to who we are, how we view and experience life through art.” More than a glimpse through the artists’ creative eyes, this exhibition beckons the viewer to enter into a world of color, warmth, and whimsy.

About Charlene Nield
Charlene Nield joined the art world as a painter a little over 5 years ago and quickly gained acceptance and accolades, with works juried into shows throughout the United States and found in collections in the states and abroad. She was juried into the Torpedo Factory Artists Association (TFAA) in 2017. Her work is shown at Foundry Gallery in Washington, DC and in Alexandria at the Art League’s Gallery 75, TFAA’s Gallery 311, and at Mosaic Gallery in Fairfax, VA. Work can also be seen in Studio 308 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, as well as on her website She can be contacted at

About Ann Pickett
Ann Pickett is an award winning abstract painter based in McLean, Virginia. With a 25-year career in graphic design, Ann began painting abstracts in 2005, and received the Shayna Heiman Simkin Award in 2015. Most recently, Ann has been featured in Elan Magazine in March of 2018, and will be exhibiting new works at her upcoming solo show at the Alexandria Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, opening in March of 2019. Current works can be seen at Foundry Gallery and Capitol Hill Workshop in Washington, DC and Alexandria Art League’s Gallery 75. More works and information can be found at She can be contacted at

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