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Friday, January 20, 2017

New Work: "Amethyst"

"Amethyst"   16 x 12   oil

This new painting has so much energy!
A friend on Facebook commented that it seemed he could hear the molecules buzzing. Wow!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Art Muse Contest Winners Exhibition

"Limelight"   10 x 5   oil

Our wonderful little monochrome painting "Limelight" has received a special invitation to be part of the upcoming Art Muse Contest Winners Exhibition.

"Limelight" was an Art Muse Contest finalist this past September.

The Art Muse Contest Winners Exhibition is hosted by Jack Meier Gallery in Houston TX and opens on February 17, 2017. Contact the gallery for purchase information.

-- Art Muse Contest website
-- Winners Exhibition at Jack Meier Gallery


Art Muse Contest Winners Exhibition
Feb. 17 - Mar. 3, 2017
Jack Meier Gallery
2310 Bissonnet, Houston TX 77005

Sunday, December 18, 2016

"The Silver Mask" a Finalist in Portrait Society of America Competition

"The Silver Mask" has been named a finalist in the Portrait Society of America's Members Only Competition, in the Outside the Box category!

She is included in some very good company. The winners and finalists in all 5 categories are listed on the Portrait Society of America's website.

-- Portrait Society of America 2016 Members Only Competition

"The Silver Mask"   36 x 18   oil

Sunday, November 13, 2016

New Work: "A Private Audience"

"A Private Audience"   32 x 32   oil

This sumptuous painting is a so full of texture and atmosphere. The warm glow invites you in.
"A Private Audience" was recently named a finalist in the 12th Annual ARC Salon exhibition.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Three Paintings named as Finalists in ARC Salon

Three of Charles' paintings have been named as finalists in this year's ARC Salon, a sensational online exhibition of representational work put on by the Art Renewal Center.

"The Silver Mask" is included in the Figurative category, and both "The Eternal Dance" and "A Private Audience" are part of the category Imaginative Realism.

Created by the Art Renewal Center, the ARC Salon has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious exhibitions of representational art. This year's Salon includes 1006 works created by 640 artists from 63 countries.

ARC Chairman Fred Ross, in his message on the Salon website, says:

"The quality of the work in this year's ARC Salon is nothing short of sensational, showing a richness and diversity of styles and subject matter comparable to the heyday of the Paris Salons and Royal Academy Exhibitions in the late 19th century. Without fail, each and every year that the ARC Salon has taken place, the quality, beauty and poetry of the works entered rise to ever-higher levels of achievement. The current ARC Salon is a testament to the character and nobility of the human spirit."

--  see the entire exhibition on the ARC Salon website
--  Art Renewal Center's website

Thursday, October 27, 2016

"Limelight" an Art Muse Contest Finalist

We are thrilled to once again have a painting chosen as a finalist in the Master Class category of the Art Muse Contest! This time it is "Limelight" selected by September contest juror artist Mark Lague.

"This is a very charming painting. It has a nice value pattern, brought on by a skillful use of alternation. Even though it's black and white, colour can be felt in the shadows. The uplighting is reminiscent of Degas."  -- Mark Lague

The Art Muse Contest is a relatively new online competition, with a different judge each month. Entries are divided into 3 categories according to the artist's experience: Master Class, Emerging Artist, and Budding Artist.

-- Art Muse Contest's website

Friday, October 7, 2016

New Work: "Limelight"

"Limelight"   10 x 5   oil

I'm loving these little monochromes Charles has been doing. Here's another one with lots of attitude and a beautifully graceful hand.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

"At the Edge of the Storm" at OPA Salon Exhibition

"At the Edge of the Storm"  20 x 16  oil

We're so excited that Charles was once again chosen as a finalist in the Oil Painters of America Salon Exhibition! "At the Edge of the Storm" will hang with the 275 other finalist paintings at Castle Gallery Fine Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, 2016.

The entire exhibition is currently available to view online on both the gallery's website and OPA's website:
the exhibition on Castle Gallery's website
the exhibition on Oil Painters of America's website


Oil Painters of America
2016 Juried Salon Exhibition
Sept. 30 - Oct. 29, 2016
opening reception - Friday Sept. 30, 5:30 - 9 pm
Castle Gallery Fine Art
Fort Wayne IN | 866-726-3699

Friday, September 23, 2016

Painting Demonstrations - October 1st in Atlanta

Why Grey Matters and Other Mysteries Explained

Next Saturday, Charles will be conducting two painting demonstrations with an emphasis on the importance of grey's relationship to color.

He will discuss how the painting process can be made easier and more creative through the use of items in Richeson's Grey Matters product line, as well as other Jack Richeson & Co. products and classic tools rarely used by artists today.

The demonstrations will take place at Binders Art Supply in Atlanta on Saturday October 1, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please plan on joining us if you're in the area.