Charlotte Hellerqvist has figured out how to do retirement right. After selling real estate in the Brentwood area for 17 years, she co-founded a R&D bio-pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing drugs to fight cancer.
Then she retired, and what a change. Nowadays she paints peaceful images that reflect her Swedish roots and travels; winter scenes and white birch trees. Her art is on display at the Spring Hill Public Library during the month of March and she’s giving a free art workshop on Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m.
If her retirement sounds ideal, it gets better. Not only is she keeping busy with painting, she’s also an avid golf and bridge player, she is a Docent at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and attends classes at Vanderbilt. Charlotte Also manages to take off, every now and again, to visit her two daughters in Florida and California and catches up on the lives of her four grandchildren.
All those hours of play and creativity are paying off. Not only are her oil paintings beautiful, one recently was selected in a national contest and is included in the 2012 AARP Foundation calendar. She hopes that piece, at the Spring Hill Public Library, and her many other paintings will inspire others to make the time to express themselves.
The Spring Hill Public Library is located at 144 Kedron Pkwy. in Spring Hill. The Library serves all those that live and work in either Maury or Williamson County. The library offers books, audio books, movies, WiFi, computer usage, research internet databases, and is a great place to connect with others in the community. For more information you can call 931/486-2932 or go to www.springhilllibrary.org.
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