Creative entitlement simply means believing that you are allowed to be here, and that—merely by being here—you are allowed to have a voice and a vision of your own.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Hello there.

 My name is Charlene Villena and I'm an artist based in San Diego, CA. 

In May 2011, I earned my AA degree in 2-dimensional Fine Art and have been working hard on improving in my craft. I've grown a lot and have experimented with various mediums and ideas to help curate my own style and voice in the art realm. 

Since I was a child, documenting life in different forms has always fascinated me, and it still does. It helps me remember, creatively.

For the past 4-5 years, I've been practicing my skills with Urban Sketch and have been filling up sketchbooks of the little moments of Life. From documenting my travels, trips to coffee shops, delicious food and people watching, it helps me appreciate the details of our everyday lives which we often take for granted. 

I want to create beautiful things, but I also want to create memories along with it.