Calgary Journal Story
by Chula Casey
An artist and a mother, Ella Charette naturally intertwines her two lives together
Classically trained in Russia, Ella currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Ella has always been an artist… even before she could walk, perhaps even before she was born. Comfortable working in many mediums she brings her ideas to life by creating fresh, orginal work. Being a creative soul, Ella is always driven to experiment and continually develop her ideas. Her current focus is in two primary areas, classical impressionism and a blend of abstract and contemporary impressionism.
Her work was juried in Moscow, Russia where she became a recognized National level UNESCO artist in 2015.
Ella’s work is held in collections throughout Canada, USA, Europe and Russia.
Ella has donated more than $25,000 of her artwork to benefit charities which help people locally and abroad.
Ella has 11 years of formal art training, she holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree and an Education Degree.
1991-1993 Республиканская средняя художественная школа интернат Города Уфы
Russian Republic Boarding School for Gifted Artist (Ufa, Russian Federation)
1993-1998 Уфимское училище искусств
City of Ufa Bashkir State College of Art (Ufa, Russian Federation)
1999-2003 Башкирский государственный педагогический университет
City of Ufa Bashkir State Pedagogical University (Ufa, Russian Federation)
Teacher of Fine Arts and Drawing
Master of Fine Arts and Crafts
Mural Mosaic “Buffalo Twins” -Contributing Artist Panel #284
Vic Juba Theatre Mural -2 Murals 8 feet x 8 feet -1 Mural 8 feet x 16 feet
1998 – Young Artists Group Exhibition – Ufa, Russia
2005 – Mural Mosaic, Centennial Royal Visit – Queen Elizabeth II – Lloydminster, AB
2005 – Coop Group Exhibition, Lloydminster, AB
2006 – Vic Juba Community Theatre 3 Murals – Commissioned by Lloydminster Regional Theatre Foundation
2006 – Solo Exhibition, Art Central – Calgary, AB
2006 – Art Folio Group Show – Toronto, ON
2006 – Servants Anonymous, Serve Nepal Fundraiser Art Auction – Calgary AB
2007 – Servants Anonymous, Serve Nepal Fundraiser Art Auction – Calgary AB
2008 – Servants Anonymous, Serve Nepal Fundraiser Art Auction – Calgary AB
2010 – Cultural Intersection Art Exhibition – Calgary AB
2013 – Higher Ground, Southern Alberta Flood Relief Fundraiser Art Auction – Calgary AB
2015 – Day of Italy in Bashkortostan – Ural Mountains, Russia
2016 – Déjà vu Dedication to Van Gogh Exhibition at Clouds Gallery – Ufa, Russia
2017 – Art With A Purpose, April 29th
Venue 1008, 1008 – 14 Street SE, Calgary
2017 – 5th Annual Splash of Red, May 27th
Fairmont Palliser, 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary