On Being An Artist

Here is what Charles states about being an artist:

“I believe all artistic creation begins with inspiration on the conscious or subconscious or supernatural or spiritual level, and takes concrete shape and form through focused thought and action. This way of ‘seeing’ with the mind, consciously and unconsciously, is the beginning of the artist’s unique voice that yearns to be expressed outwardly. From this intangible but real world the visual artist uses line, color, shape, form, texture, symbol, sound, light and dark, words, and other elements of his own artistic vocabulary, usually guided by certain principles of design, to give order and meaning to what is revealed, imagined, felt, observed, and experienced. But, the artist must be true to the voice that distinguishes him or her from others.

 

For me, the lives of ordinary people, historical events, social and cultural issues, and Biblical themes are important sources of creation. Is there a message in my work? Yes. Life has purpose and meaning given by the Creator, God, I believe, so my art expresses different aspects of that intention. The observer must critically look, think, and discover obvious and hidden truths in my work.”

 

Meet Charles on November 3, 2016 5-8pm

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