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Monday, July 31, 2017

"At the Edge of the Storm" an Art Muse Contest Winner

We were delighted to receive the email notifying us that Charles' painting "At the Edge of the Storm" was June's winning entry for the Master Class category of Art Muse Contest, chosen by that month's judge Stephanie Birdsall.

"There is a lot of power and passion in this painting that I find irresistible. The brushwork and edges create motion. It feels alive." -- Stephanie Birdsall

Many thanks to the Art Muse organizers, the judge, and award sponsor Art Cantina.

The Art Muse Contest is an online competition now in it's second year. It hosts a different judge every month and entries are divided into categories according to the artist's experience.

Art Cantina is a web catalog of art teachers and art education opportunities, created to help art students find the best learning opportunities for them. They are "where creativity connects."

-- Art Muse Contest's website
-- Art Cantina's website

Saturday, June 24, 2017

"The Silver Mask" Accepted into Metro Montage Exhibition

The Silver Mask

We're very pleased to announce that "The Silver Mask" has been selected to hang in Metro Montage XVII, an all-media exhibition showcasing art and artists from across the Atlanta metro and north Georgia areas.

Come join us at the opening reception on Saturday evening, July 8, at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art on the square in downtown Marietta GA.


Metro Montage XVII
July 8 - Sept 10, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, July 8, 6-8 pm
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
30 Atlanta St., Marietta GA 30060
770-528-1444 | www.MariettaCobbArtMuseum.org

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Free Oil Painting Demonstration in Atlanta

On Saturday, June 17 Charles will be doing a free oil painting demonstration as part of the Summer Creative Showcase put on by Binders Art Supplies in Atlanta.

From 2:00 to 4:00 while painting, he will be discussing ideas useful to artists - solid information for painters to use, not flashy tricks.

Binders Art Supplies
Peachtree Piedmont Crossing 
3330 Piedmont Road, Atlanta GA

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