TORRINGTON – Hospital Auxiliary Charlotte Hungerford is displaying Cheryl Bartley’s artwork through early November in the hospital’s main lobby, 540 Litchfield St., Torrington. The public is invited to view and purchase the works during regular visiting hours as part of the Auxiliary’s ongoing “Artist of the Month” program. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork supports CHH auxiliaries and the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
A painter of folk art, Bartley’s artistic talent manifested itself from an early age when she made her first works of art as a medium of communication. Raised in a French-speaking Canadian family, she relied on a brush and a can of paint to express herself to her English-speaking friends. Her precocious love of expressing herself with her art has earned her working for over 45 years as a professional artist, she said.