Charlotte May Hilke (1922-2008) took up painting in her early sixties, shortly after she and her husband, John Lewis Hilke, moved to Maryland to spend their retirement years closer to their family. Studying in a local art class, Charlotte's initial dabbling soon became a passion. Beginning with ink sketches, her study progressed to watercolor, her favorite medium. In all, she produced more than 100 works of art over the next 20 years.
In October, 2008, a few months after her death, her family assembled as much of her art work as they could find for an evening artshow and concert in her memory. That work is presented here. Works were contributed by Grandchildren Cory and Anne, Great Granddaughter Kim and those works previously sold or given away were represented by quick photos that Charlotee had taken as a momento.
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