Nadine Charlsen is a watercolor artist based out of Asheville’s River Arts District. Her work is inspired by architecture, cityscapes and serene countryside settings captured through the lens of her camera. Born in Bird City, Kansas, Charlsen’s passion for design was influenced by her parents: Her father was an industrial arts teacher and furniture builder, and her mother was an oil painter and teacher. She grew up with “a hammer in one hand, a paintbrush in the other and a tough kid attitude.” In 1983, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, and received an MFA in theatre design from Brooklyn College. She then continued to work in NYC and surrounding area for 31 years before relocating to the Asheville area in 2015. Charlsen is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, a member of the Salmagundi Club-NYC and the National Association of Women Artists, as well as a life member of the Art Students League in New York City. Charlsen woks out of Northlight Studios in the River Arts District and also teaches classes at 310 Art in Riverview Station.