Two 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.
"She Beguiles in Red" is included in the Figurative category and "At the Edge of the Storm" was chosen as finalist in two categories: Figurative and 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 1050 works chosen from the more than 3750 entries submitted from 69 countries.
ARC Chairman Fred Ross, in his message on the Salon website, says:
"Every year I continue to be amazed at the quality and originality of the newest crop of ARC Salon winners and finalists which just keeps getting better at an accelerating pace... Nothing demonstrates better ... the basic tenets of the ARC Philosophy, perhaps the most important being, that Realism in the fine arts is a universal visual language. Let us all hope that the fast growing 21st century Realist Art Movement will play its part in establishing a more peaceful, yet beautiful and exciting, future."
-- see the entire exhibition on the ARC Salon website
-- Art Renewal Center's website