We'll be adding all kinds of news and notes to this page. If you're looking for something specific, such as class or workshop information, try the Index or Blog Archive in the left margin.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Oil Painting Classes in Gainesville to Resume in February '09


The Quinlan Visual Arts Center has just confirmed the dates for the spring session of Charles' oil painting class. Apparently they've been getting lots of requests and queries about it, so I wanted to post these as soon as I had them.

Painting: Design and Technique will be held Wednesday afternoons and evenings from February 11 - March 18, 2009. We hope to see you there as we all start a new year of artistic growth and development!

And congratulations are in order for the Quinlan's new Executive Director, Amanda Kroll! We've enjoyed working with her for several years now in her position as Assistant Director and we look forward to helping her strive for her goal "to make the Quinlan among the top visual arts centers in the nation."

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Painting - Design and Technique
Wednesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6:30-9:30 pm)
$150 (members) $165 (nonmembers) for six weeks
Session dates : Feb. 11 - Mar. 18, 2009

Quinlan Visual Arts Center
514 Greene St. NE, Gainesville GA 30501
http://www.quinlanartscenter.org/
770-536-2575 or email info@QuinlanArtsCenter.org

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Upcoming Dates for Oil Painting Classes


The dates have been set for the next few sessions of Charles' oil painting classes at The Art School at Binders in Atlanta.

After the upcoming holiday break, we will resume with the last three weeks of the current session (Tuesdays, Jan. 13 - 27) and then on to the next full six-week session - Tuesdays, Feb. 10 - Mar. 17, 2009.

For those of you looking even further ahead, future classes will be held Tuesdays, Mar. 31 - May 5 and Tuesdays, May 26 - June 30, 2009.

This is an ongoing, challenging course in which Charles utilizes both the still life and the figure to teach principles of design and the visual language, without smothering the student's own artistic vision. To better fit your busy schedule, both afternoon and evening classes are available.

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Painting - Design and Technique
next session dates: Feb. 10 - Mar. 17, 2009
Tuesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks

The Art School at Binders
Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
http://learning.bindersart.com/
contact person: Kristina Breneman - 404-237-6331 ext. 203


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Works: "Straightforward"

Though this piece isn't exactly new, this is the first time we've shown it on our website. Charles painted this striking portrait one day last year and then tucked it away until just recently. It is currently a part of the Atlanta Fine Arts League's Small Works Exhibition and Sale going on until December 15th at the Limelight Gallery at Binders. Please contact them for purchase info. (14 x 11, oil on panel, 2007)

Friday, November 21, 2008

New Works: "Study in Blue"

This wonderful little gem is another of Charles' most recent pieces. It was begun as a demonstration for his ongoing painting class at Binders Art Supply in Atlanta. Once he got home that night, he decided to take it a little further - refining it a bit here and tweeking it a bit there. I love how he can suggest form and solidity with just a few brushstrokes. (12 x 16, oil on panel, 2008)

This painting is currently hanging in the Limelight Gallery at Binders as part of the Atlanta Fine Art League's Small Works Exhibition and Sale. The show will remain up until December 15th. Please contact the gallery for purchase information.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Works: "Pear and Pumpkin"

This is probably one of my favorites from among Charles' most recent pieces. I just love the way it feels - it seems to glow with warmth and texture. This little painting just pulls you in and makes you want to stay. (12 x 16, oil on panel, 2008)

Friday, November 14, 2008

"The Red Cup" an Award Winner in NYC


The American Artists Professional League awarded to "The Red Cup" the Jack Richeson & Co. Award at their 80th Grand National Exhibition, recently held at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

The exhibition catalog and complete list of award winners arrived in the mail today. We weren't able to attend the reception, but by the looks of the catalog it was a wonderful show!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

3rd Place People's Choice Award at OPA Eastern Regional


A wonderful email came in today!

"Natasha" has won the Third Place People's Choice Award at the Oil Painters of America 2008 Eastern Regional Exhibition.

The voting took place throughout the duration of the show at Richland Fine Art in Nashville. If you haven't had a chance to see the exhibition yet, you've got to try and stop by - it's spectacular! But hurry, it closes this weekend...

Friday, October 31, 2008

A Wonderful Weekend in Nashville

The weekend of October 17th (2 weeks ago now) was the opening reception for Oil Painters of America's 2008 Eastern Regional Exhibition. This year's event was hosted by Richland Fine Art in Nashville, Tennessee, and since Nashville is a fairly easy drive from Atlanta, of course we had to go!

The gallery was packed when we got there, with the crowd spilling out into the lobby of the posh, high-end shopping center where Richland Fine Art is located. There were so many wonderful paintings there and, as cliche' as it sounds, it was truly an honor just to be included in the show. (I found out that evening that more than 800 pieces had been submitted, but only 94 were accepted!) We could have stayed for hours more just to be able to closely look at everything. I'm sure we missed a lot - the crowds made it a little difficult to spend time with any one piece.

This was the first OPA event we've been able to attend and it was really nice to meet so many of the artists. A representative from American Art Collector magazine was there taking pictures, there was live harp music in the lobby and talk, introductions and laughter flowed freely.

Dinner for everyone followed at a great restaurant just a few doors down from the gallery. We were joined at our table by David Hettinger, an OPA Master Signature member and the awards judge for the show. He told some great art school anecdotes from his youth and he and Charles swapped David Leffel stories back and forth. He was a great sport and very pleasant company. His plan was to leave town early the next morning, take the back roads and paint his way home! I hope he had a great trip.

Bright and early Saturday morning many of the group were at Belle Meade Plantation for a group paint-out. Nashville-area artist Dawn Whitelaw had graciously made all the arrangements. The weather was perfect with only a few clouds rolling through in the afternoon. There were at least 15 painters scattered throughout the grounds of the plantation that morning. Several hours later most everyone met for a lunch break to chat and compare notes. The main house, various outbuildings and barns, the gardens, the family crypt (now empty) and Richland creek (which runs along the front of the property) were all captured in paint that day.

Charles finished 2 paintings - the main house with fall foliage in the morning sun and the old stone dairy building in the afternoon. (Once he's added the finishing touches and signed them, I'll post them here on the blog.) We left in the late afternoon weary and energized at the same time, with 2 beautiful little paintings and several new friends.

Our early start the next morning got delayed by a bit of antiquing on the way home. We came out with several little treasures which I'm sure will soon find their way into some of Charles' new still-life paintings! It was a great way to wrap up a wonderful weekend.

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Student Testimonial


Joyce Golinsky, a student of Charles' from the afternoon painting class at Binders, recently wrote the most wonderful statement about her recent artistic development and her experiences in Charles' class. She started with Charles at the beginning of the year after seeing "Takin' it Easy - a study" hanging at the Atlanta Artists Center last November.

She has given us her permission to post her words here. And while Charles may blush at the praise, I'm gonna jump at the chance to share this with everyone...

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Finding the right teacher to take me to the next level was not easy. I was looking for one that not only has a high degree of technical knowledge, but also could connect to my individuality, with the ability to help me develop as an artist.

I am very happy to say that Charles Walls is absolutely one of the best art instructors I have ever taken from! He not only is a fantastic artist, he is a passionate teacher.

His sincere desire to impart art principles, while focusing on steps for an individual's development, enables him to analyze the best approach for each student.

I am thrilled and excited to have found a true teacher, capable and willing to help me achieve my artistic goals. Thank you, Charles!

Sincerely, Joyce Golinsky

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Painting - Design and Technique
next session dates: Dec. 2, 9, 16, Jan. 13, 20, 27
Tuesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks


The Art School at Binders
Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
http://learning.bindersart.com/
contact person: Kristina Breneman -
404-237-6331 ext. 203

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

AAPL 80th Grand National Exhibition


"The Red Cup" has been named a finalist in the 80th Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League!

Artists from all over the country submit pieces to the annual exhibits of the AAPL. We are very pleased to have made it past their stringent selection committee to be part of the 80th Grand National. The show will hang at the Salmagundi Club in New York City from October 28 - November 7. If you find yourself in the area, please make a point to drop by and see what promises to be a wonderful exhibition.

Based in New York City since its inception in 1928, the AAPL focuses on meeting the increasing interest in traditional realism within American art. The organization strives "to advance the cause of fine arts in America, through the promotion of high standards of beauty, integrity and craftsmanship in painting, sculpture and the graphic arts."

I also just recently found out that, in 1932, the AAPL was the first organization to press for the improvement of the chemical and physical purity of artists' pigments, becoming the country's leading authority on artists' pigments at the time. They were also instrumental in securing government sponsored standards for artists' colors through the U.S. Bureau of Standards. It would seem that all fine artists today owe a huge debt of gratitude to the American Artists Professional League.

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The American Artists Professional League, Inc.
80th Grand National Exhibition
October 28 - November 7, 2008
awards reception: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2-5 pm
Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003
212-645-1345 -- AAPLinc@gmail.com


Friday, October 3, 2008

"Natasha" A Finalist in OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition

For the second year in a row, Charles has had a painting accepted into the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils.

A major accomplishment to be sure, made all the more so by the fact that the OPA's eastern region was expanded this year, thereby significantly increasing the number of entries. The 94 paintings that made the cut will be on display at Richland Fine Art in Nashville through mid-November.

We are very proud to have "Natasha" included in this prestigious exhibition. The painting will be available for sale through the gallery; please contact them for more information.

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Oil Painters of America
2008 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition
October 17 - November 15, 2008
opening reception: Friday, Oct. 17, 5-8 pm
Richland Fine Art
2131 Bandywood Drive, Nashville TN 37215
615-292-2781 -- info@RichlandFineArt.com


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Painting Classes Continue in Atlanta and Gainesville

Now that the three week break is almost finished, oil painting classes will resume at The Art School at Binders on Tuesday, October 14. Both afternoon and evening classes are available.

Charles is also offering classes in Gainesville, Georgia at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. The 6 week session there begins Wednesday evening, October 15.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Painting - Design and Technique
Tuesday afternoons (1-4 pm) or
evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks
Session dates: Oct. 14 - Nov. 18, 2008

The Art School at Binders
Piedmont Peachtree Crossing
3330 Piedmont Road Suite 18, Atlanta GA 30305
http://learning.bindersart.com/
contact person: Kristina Breneman - 404-237-6331 ext. 203

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Painting - Design and Technique
Wednesday evenings (6:30-9:30 pm)
$150 (members) $165 (nonmembers) for six weeks
Session dates: Oct. 15 - Nov. 19, 2008

Quinlan Visual Arts Center
514 Greene Street NE, Gainesville GA 30501
http://www.quinlanartscenter.org/
770-536-2575 or email info@QuinlanArtsCenter.org


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Simply Drawn

It occurred to me the other day that I had not posted anything yet about the recent drawings only exhibit sponsored by the Atlanta Fine Arts League. You don't see many juried shows limited to drawing media only, so this was a rare treat. And believe me, there were some exceptional pieces there.

The exhibition was juried and judged by John de la Vega, who drove in from Kitty Hawk, NC for the awards reception. Charles and I first met him last year at the annual conference of the Portrait Society of America in Washington, DC. It was a pleasure to see him again, he's always so charming!

Among the pictures I've included here are: Charles with his charcoal drawing "Afternoon Practice," John de la Vega addressing the group just prior to the awards presentations, and some general opening reception crowd shots.

You have another week if you'd like to stop by and see the show - it closes on September 25th.

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Atlanta Fine Arts League
Simply Drawn: an exhibition of monochromatic drawings
September 6 - 25, 2008
The Art Station Big Shanty
2050 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw GA 30152
770-514-5930 -- tas@ncart.org

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Scholarship from the National Academy of Design

Charles was awarded a scholarship to attend a two-week master class with figurative artist Peter Cox at the National Academy School of Fine Art in New York!

Charles had the opportunity to study in-depth with Peter in the early 1990s, and has been very fortunate to be able to study with him again periodically since 2006. This current 2-week master class at the National Academy concentrated on multi-figure compositions and their inherent narrative powers.

Review Magazine describes Peter Cox as "...maybe the best figurative artist now working in New York." He has twice won the gold medal at the National Arts Club and has taught at various prestigious art schools in and around New York since the mid-eighties.

The pictures I've included here were taken in October 2006 and used in a feature article about Peter Cox published in the Spring 2007 issue of American Artist Workshop magazine.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kudos for "Natasha"

"Natasha" has been named a finalist in the 2008 Art Kudos International Exhibition!

Art Kudos is an online-only gathering of exceptional art. Only in it's fourth year, it has steadily grown in both scope and reputation. This year's exhibition contains 128 works from 13 countries around the world. An incredible variety of mediums and artistic styles are represented in this year's show and the quality is outstanding. It is a wonderfully diverse group.

The exhibition went online today and can be viewed at ArtKudos.com. Charles was also a finalist in last year's show. That can be viewed in the archives section of their webpage.

Friday, August 8, 2008

"Lavender Lace" Honored with Memorial Sunflower Award

At the opening reception of the Atlanta Fine Arts League's 2nd National Exhibition last Friday night, August 1, Charles' painting "Lavender Lace" was honored, quite unexpectedly, with what I thought was the most meaningful award of the evening - the Kerry Aube' Lingle Memorial Sunflower Award.

Unfortunately, Charles was out of town that evening and was not there to accept in person, so I stepped in on his behalf. Pictured above are Matthew Lingle, Pat Aube' and Tom Gray, and myself, with Charles' painting "Lavender Lace."

Kerry Aube' Lingle was the daughter of AFAL charter member Pat Aube' Gray. She was a very talented and creative graphic designer with a bright and giving nature. She was tragically lost to her family just last summer. Her parents, her husband and the Atlanta Fine Arts League created this award as a very special way to honor her memory.

Her mother, Pat Aube' Gray lives, teaches and creates her art in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. You can visit her website to view her lovely works, or read more about her daughter Kerry and the Memorial Sunflower Award on her blog, Art Matters.

The AFAL 2nd National Exhibition will remain on display until September 26, 2008 at the Roswell Visual Arts Center Gallery in Roswell, Georgia.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Painting Class Dates at Binders Announced Through November

The dates for the next two 6-week sessions of Charles' ongoing painting class at Binders have been set. The class will meet on Tuesdays, August 19 - September 23 and October 14 - November 18, 2008. Again, both afternoon and evening classes are offered.

Serious art classes that impart true working knowledge are hard to find this far from New York - don't pass up this opportunity!

Painting - Design and Technique
Tuesdays, August 19 - September 23, 2008
Tuesdays, October 14 - November 18, 2008
afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks
contact The Art School at Binders to sign up
404-237-6331 ext 203
located in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

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And don't forget the upcoming workshop hosted by The Art School in Sandy Springs over the weekend of October 4-5, 2008. Check the link in the left margin for more info.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The President's Award at The Salmagundi Club !

Wonderful news!

Charles' beautiful still-life painting "Gold Elephant" has won The President's Award at the Salmagundi Club's 31st Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members in New York City!

The awards reception was held this past Friday, July 18th in the gallery at their beautiful brownstone location on Fifth Avenue. Needless to say, we are thrilled!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Atlanta Fine Arts League 2nd National Exhibition

"Lavender Lace" has been named as one of only 44 finalists in the 2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition of the Atlanta Fine Arts League.

This exhibition was juried by the wonderfully talented New York based realist painter Yuqi Wang, winner of the Grand Prize in the Portrait Society of America's annual competition. Most recently, he also won a major award in the National Portrait Gallery's biennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

AFAL scored a tremendous coup when they secured Mr. Wang to teach 2 week-long workshops in Atlanta this summer and as a result he will be in town and in attendence at the opening reception to present the awards.

Only 2 1/2 years old, the Atlanta Fine Arts League has already hosted 2 national juried exhibitions with a third in the works and has presented workshops with nationally recognized artists. AFAL has also received tremendous recognition by the public, the news media, the Georgia General Assembly and the Georgia Governor for their community project Art From the Heart - artists donating their time and talents to creat portraits of Georgia's fallen soldiers for their families.

We are truly honored to be a part of their 2nd Annual National Exhibition. "Lavender Lace" will be available for sale; contact the gallery for more information.

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Atlanta Fine Arts League
2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition
August 1 - September 26, 2008
opening reception: August 1, 7-9 pm
Roswell Visual Arts Center Gallery
10495 Woodstock Rd, Bldg D, Roswell GA 30075
770-594-6122 -- AtlantaFineArtsLeague@yahoo.com

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Metro Montage VIII

Every year the Marietta / Cobb Museum of Art holds a juried exhibition to showcase the best artists of the local North Georgia and metro Atlanta area. The Metro Montage Exhibit is now in its eighth year and has become quite a vibrant and ecelectic gathering.

Charles has had two paintings accepted into this year's show - his stunning and enigmatic portrait "Sarah Danielle" and the lush and stately "Still Life with Quince."

The exhibition's opening reception will be Saturday evening, July 12. Come out and mingle with some of the best artists Atlanta has to offer.

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Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
Metro Montage VIII
July 12 - September 13, 2008
opening reception: July 12, 6-8 pm
30 Atlanta Street, Marietta GA 30060
770-528-1444 - info@MariettaCobbArtMuseum.org

Friday, June 13, 2008

Salmagundi Club Non-Members Exhibition

We're very pleased to announce that "Gold Elephant" has been accepted into the Salmagundi Club's 31st Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members.

The Salmagundi Club is a 130 year old historic institution of art in New York City and continues to serve as a center for fine artists from New York and around the country. Their non-member juried exhibitions serve as a venue for recruiting new members while preserving the highest standards of artistic achievement.

The exhibit opens on June 30 and closes with the awards reception on July 18. Their beautiful gallery is open to the public, so if you happen to be in the area, please drop in. I'm sure it will be a wonderful show.

Salmagundi Club
31st Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members
June 30-July 18, 2008

47 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003
212-255-7740 -- info@Salmagundi.org

Thursday, May 22, 2008

"Melissa" honored in Nashville

On the afternoon of Sunday May 18th, the Tennessee Art League held the awards reception for their 43rd annual Central South Art Exhibition National. Charles received the ArtVentures Group Award for his lovely portrait of Melissa.

Of the 430 total entries, only 67 pieces were selected for inclusion in the exhibition by the juror, well-known Tennessee painter Dawn Whitelaw. Within that number, she allowed for a wonderful variety of both style and medium.

The Tennessee Art League's gallery is on the ground floor of their beautiful three-story brick-front building in downtown Nashville, just across the street from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. They're working hard to restore the building - the first floor gallery looks very contemporary with nice high ceilings, the second floor is private studio space, and the third floor houses two good-sized classrooms and a library.

We had a very nice time during our short visit to Nashville. Many thanks to the TAL members for a wonderful awards reception. With live music and good food, they know how to do it right.

If you're of a mind to visit, the show hangs at the Tennessee Art League Gallery until June 27th. Visit their website for more info: www.tennesseeartleague.org.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

OPA 17th National Exhibition Now Online

This past weekend marked the opening of Oil Painters of America's 17th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils at Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana.

The entire show can now be viewed online on the gallery's website and the list of award winners can be found on the OPA's website here.

We are thrilled to be a part of this tremendous exhibition of over 200 pieces, described as "an unparalleled collection of traditional oil paintings representative of the high quality of work being produced by professional oil painters today."

Charles' sublime still-life painting "Of Wood and Roses" is available for sale through this exhibition. Please contact the gallery for purchase information.

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Oil Painters of America
17th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
May 2 - June 14, 2008
Dana Gallery
246 N. Higgins, Missoula MT 59802
(406)721-3154 -- info@DanaGallery.com -- www.DanaGallery.com

Monday, May 5, 2008

Painting Class Dates Announced for June

The next 6 week session of Charles' ongoing painting class at Binders will continue, after the upcoming two week break, on Tuesday, June 3 and will run through July 8.

Both afternoon and evening classes are offered. They have proved very popular, for his aim is to teach the fundamental principles of design and technique, providing participants with a good solid core of knowledge on which to build their own artistic vision.

Painting - Design and Technique
Tuesdays, June 3 - July 8, 2008
afternoons (1-4 pm) or evenings (6-8:30 pm)
$140 for six weeks
contact The Art School at Binders to sign up
located in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

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Also, a reminder about the upcoming workshop opportunity sponsored by The Art School in Sandy Springs over the weekend of October 4-5, 2008 : Still Life Intensive Study. More info can be found in our previous post.

Friday, May 2, 2008

"Melissa" Goes to Nashville

"Melissa," Charles' beautiful portrait of a young girl, has been juried into the Tennessee Art League's 43rd Annual Central South Art Exhibition National.

The show opened yesterday at the Tennessee Art League Gallery in Nashville and will hang until June 27. This year's juror was the acclaimed fine artist Dawn Whitelaw, well known for her beautiful plein-air gallery pieces and commissioned portraits.

The awards reception will be May 18; drop by if you're in the Nashville area.

Tennessee Art League
43rd Annual Central South Art Exhibition National
May 1 - June 27, 2008

808 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203
615-736-5000

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Website Updates

We've just finished updating and adding new content to Charles' webpage. Along with several minor tweeks and rearrangings, we have:

Updated List of Exhibitions:

Since our last update, Charles has had the honor of being juried into 9 more exhibitions, including two Oil Painters of America shows, Salon International 2008 and the 65th annual Audubon Artists Inc. exhibition, which hung at the Salmagundi Art Club in New York City. Click here for the complete list.

New Images Added to the Portfolios:

Eight new images have been added to Charles' online galleries - 2 still-life paintings on the Other Works page and 6 new portrait and figurative works on the Portraits page, including 2 that have not been seen before here on the blog: "Indian Summer" and "Natasha."

Comments from Students:

I've also decided to highlight a few of the wonderful comments Charles has received from his students over the past few months. You can read them here on the Classes page.

Many thanks to our webmaster Brenda Long for placing these updates. If you're ever in the market for a website, she comes highly recommended. You can reach her at her site - Vectorland.com.

And also, let me add here - GoDaddy.com is the best! Brenda recommended them to us for hosting. Talking to their tech support is the most wonderfully painless computer experience I've ever had. They're friendly, patient and know exactly what's going on even when you don't. If only all computer tech support was that good...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hot Off the Press!

The current (May '08) issue of American Art Collector magazine features an article spotlighting the upcoming Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition hosted by Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana. Not only is Charles' painting "Of Wood and Roses" prominently displayed on the opening two-page spread, but he's quoted later on in the article as well!

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Exhibiting artist Charles Young Walls hopes his paintings convey a deeper reality, rather then a photographic feel.

"I'm amazed at the quality of realism these days as the standards keep rising. I think of myself primarily as a painter, not of portrait or still life or figure, but simply a painter," says Walls. "I want to continue to learn and grow artistically toward a greater understanding of the language of art. The pursuit of excellence drives me and, I suspect, many other artists whose quality doesn't rest on their past work but with their ongoing explorations into the mystery of life and art."

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This issue of American Art Collector also contains our very first advertisment in a national magazine. Overall, we are just tickled pink right now.

The OPA National Juried Exhibition hangs from May 2nd through June 14th at Dana Gallery. "Of Wood and Roses" is available for sale; contact the gallery for information on that.

Friday, April 18, 2008

New Works: "Holly - the First Sitting"

Holly and her mother visited Charles in the studio one afternoon two weeks ago for an introductory meeting and initial sitting. This beautiful painting was the result.

Painted from life with amazingly vibrant brushwork, I knew as soon as I saw it that this piece was a keeper. She just seems to glow right off that surface. Wow! (20 x 16, oil on panel, 2008)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Salon International 2008 Now Online

The entire exhibition of 300+ paintings which make up this year's Salon International is now available to be viewed online at http://www.greenhousegallery.com/.

For the second year running Charles has had a painting accepted into this prestigious juried exhibition. The show hangs at Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, Texas, and online, until May 2.

Charles' entry this year, Lavender Lace, is available for sale through Greenhouse Gallery and can be viewed on their website here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Upcoming Workshop Scheduled for Oct. '08

Charles will be offering a 2-day painting workshop over the weekend of October 4-5, 2008, focusing on intermediate and advanced still life studies. We will be hosted by The Art School in Sandy Springs - visit their webpage for registration info and directions: http://www.TheArtSchoolInSandySprings.com/

Intermediate Still Life Studies
Sat. & Sun, Oct. 4-5, 2008
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$300

The Art School in Sandy Springs
5197 Roswell Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
contact person: Donna Thomas - 678-755-1079