Biography

- Charlotte Bernström is a Swedish American painter whose contemporary canvases are poetic explorations of Nature.

Born and raised in Sweden, Charlotte grew up in a unique environment permeated with art.  She began practicing painting in Nature at age 5. Charlotte was mentored by her grandfather, painter Lennart Schultzberg, who came up with innovative ways of teaching a young child perspective, color theory and the use of different mediums. He taught her to see, to listen and to feel with all of her senses in the outdoors and how to translate those qualities through paint. This ancestral knowledge and wisdom was passed down through Lennart from his father Anshelm Scultzberg, a renowned Swedish painter and international curator.

In her early twenties, Charlotte relocated to San Francisco, and studied at the Academy of Art University and the California College of the Arts. Although her roots were in impressionism, her paintings slowly morphed into abstraction as she got a closer look at Abstract Expressionism; the first truly American art movement. Charlotte had the opportunity to know several pioneers of the movement, visiting their studios and getting a rare insight into their lives and their creativity. This exposed Charlotte to a world that would gradually become her own.

Selected Exhibitions +

2019

Solo Exhibition: Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

2018

"Dreamland” Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, California

Group Exhibit: "Sam Francis, Paul Jenkins, Ed Moses, Jim Bird & Charlotte Bernstrom,” Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

2017

Solo Exhibition: "Nature Whispers,'meet me here'" Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

2016

“Summer Group Exhibit” Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

2015

Solo Exhibition: "Between Two Worlds" Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

Group Exhibition: "Modern Masters" Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

2014

"Fall Edition" Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

2012

Solo Exhibition: "Inner Light" Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

Palm Springs Art Fair, Palm Springs, California

Group Exhibition: "Spring Edition" Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

2011

Art Market San Francisco

Group Exhibit by Gallery Artists, Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

2010

Solo Exhibition: "The Inner Landscape" Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

2007

Group Exhibition: "Two Guys and a Girl: Mark Erickson, Ray Jackson & Charlotte Bernstrom" Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

2005

Group Exhibition: "Introductions" Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

1994

Group Exhibition: Merced College, Merced, California

1995

Group Exhibition: Merced College, Merced, California

1994

Group Exhibition: Swedish Painters, Lake Garda, Malcesine, Italy

Education +

Mentorship with Lennart Schultzberg, Sweden, 1979-1996

Seminars & workshops on painting, drawing & printmaking in Europe and America (1989-1995)

Academy of Art University, San Francisco (1996-1999)

California College of the Arts, San Francisco (2000-2001)