Charlie Anne Massey of Girl In Blue Designs
Charlie is one of those beautifully rare talents that has a way of communicating through her artwork. Her pieces exude depth and character. You know a GIRL IN BLUE piece when you see it. She has a unique recognizable vibe that no one can pull off like Charlie can. Not only is Charlie a internationally recognized furniture artist, her work is technically flawless. Her moody stylistic approach to furniture and design mixed with these NEONS are going to produce some of the most visually stimulating furniture art you’ve ever seen.
She’s a woman to be celebrated!
Charlie in her own words
Since I can remember, I’ve had a creative drive. If I wasn’t drawing something, I was building something; even if it got me in trouble. I spent my teenage and young- adult years dabbling between mediums, such as, graphite, charcoal, acrylic paints, and the occasional sculptor’s plaster. From spooky nudes, to realistic-ish pet portraits, to silly sculptures of happy old man-faces… my art-language was trying to find me!
It wasn’t until I was about to drop with my child at nearly 9 months pregnant and a ripe 30 years, that I discovered the joy of painting furniture. It spoke to me! The shapes, the curvature, the lines, the era, and the mood of the furniture just told me exactly what to do with it.. It wasn’t the same as staring at a blank piece of paper or a canvas, it was like the furniture was working with me to create its new life.. It was like the furniture was my artner…. I mean my partner! I became hooked quickly! Especially, since my designs were selling. What a feeling to a novice!
Fast forward approximately 7 years and I’m still doing it because, it’s SO worth it. Like any “industry”, it has its ups and downs and it’s discouragements, but it’s the one place that I can really let my hair down (even though my hair is still in a weird messy bun with a paint brush sticking out of it).