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Saturday, April 22, 2017

"She Beguiles in Red" at OPA National Exhibition

"She Beguiles in Red"  30 x 20  oil

We're so excited that Charles was once again chosen as a finalist in the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils! "She Beguiles in Red" will hang with the 220 other finalist paintings at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio from May 12 - June 24, 2017.

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


Oil Painters of America
2017 National Juried Exhibition
May 12 - June 24, 2017
opening reception - Friday May 12, 6-9 pm
Eisele Gallery of Fine Art
Cincinnati OH |513-791-7717

Saturday, March 18, 2017

"Amethyst" wins Second Place at AIS Small Works Showcase

"Amethyst"   16 x 12,  oil

"Amethyst" has been awarded Second Place at the American Impressionist Society's Small Works Showcase!

A huge thank you to awards judge Peggi Kroll Roberts and award sponsors AIS and Art Cantina. Ms. Roberts specifically commented on Amethyst's visual power from a distance and exciting color vibrations:

"This work struck me very strongly from a distance. It has a very strong control of separation of light and shadow, but you still see broken color within the shapes. The figure is well drawn, great proportion, and the color vibrations are very exciting and close in value."

We weren't present at the exhibition's opening reception, but thanks to enterprising AIS staff, a video of the awards ceremony was posted to Facebook. The above photo is also courtesy of AIS, one of many exhibition photos available on their Facebook page.

The exhibition hangs until March 25 at Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA.

--  American Impressionist Society on Facebook - for opening reception photos and video
--  American Impressionist Society's webpage

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sketches and Studies Now Available For Purchase

I've finally convinced Charles to let go of some of his smaller pieces, and as a result we now have a new page on the website! Sketches and studies are now available for purchase.

Visit us today and find your new favorite small painting.

All transactions are handled through DailyPaintworks.com and Paypal, two very trustworthy business partners.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

"Amethyst" a Finalist in AIS Small Works Showcase

"Amethyst"   16 x 12   oil
In just a few weeks the American Impressionist Society will open their Inaugural Impressions Small Works Showcase. We are quite honored that "Amethyst" will hang in this exhibition amongst the 200+ other selected works measuring 12x16 or smaller.

The exhibition opens on March 11 at Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa CA. The paintings juried into the show are now available to view on the AIS website.

-- American Impressionist Society website
-- view the AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase
-- Randy Higbee Gallery website


American Impressionist Society
AIS Impressions Small Works Showcase
March 11-25, 2017
Randy Higbee Gallery
102 Kalmus, Costa Mesa CA 92626

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