About Phyllis Charles

Phyllis lived for 30 years in upstate New York as a fiber artist and designer working in batik, soft sculpture and art quilting. She exhibited and sold her work at juried craft shows, including  the American Craft Council show at Rheinbeck, the Market of American Crafts and the Lincoln Center Craft Show.

After moving to St. Croix in 1989 she spent the next twelve years as a volunteer at  the Botanical Garden where she developed an abiding interest and love of tropical plants, later reflected in her paintings. 


In 2012 she moved to Florida where she studied painting at the Vero Beach Art Museum, the Norton Art Museum and with Kelly Arnold in Stuart, Florida.  She exhibited with the Martin County Art Council,  Palm City Art Associates and at a variety of local juried art shows. During this time she also exhibited in St. Croix at Art in the Garden and the Caribbean Fine Arts Show at Good Hope.

Returning to St. Croix in 2011 she resumed painting her favorite tropical plants interspersed occasionally with local landscapes.  Her work has appeared on the CMCA calendar, and she has shown her work there.

In 2012 she was a founding member of the Artists Guild of St. Croix and helped develop and implement The Art Show at Canegata where she exhibited until 2018 when Hurricane Maria prevented the show. 

On St. Croix her work is shown at Sweet Lime Home Furnishings and the Top Hat Gallery.