Born 1941 in Buffalo, New York - Having some formal training, but mostly self taught which continues to evolve during my long career as a professional commercial and residentual designer and artist.
Chuck returned to oil painting on March 16, 2009. His early interest in the Masters is evident by his sensitive approach to light, colour and form which has evolved somewhere between classical and impressionism. His paintings are typically large scale landscapes, favoring the sun or moon with dramatic atmospheric translucent light effects merging into the earth’s surface.
His favorite plein air subject is the sun's first and last 15 minutes. Many of Chuck's paintings are developed from my en Plein air studies and photos taken during these sessions.
2009 was spent en Plein Air painting in and around Richmond, Virginia, primarily the James River and its rapids. Needing a change, he completed a series of Venice paintings and found it to be an engaging and rewarding experience.
Chuck has numerous paintings in private and commercial collections on both East and West Coasts including the United Kingdom.
OPA - Oil Painters of America
PSA - Portrait Society of America
2013 ChildSavers Artist Show - Glave/Kocen Gallery - Richmond, Va.
2013 Aquatic - A Day At The Beach - Peninsula Fine Art Center - Newport News, Va.
2013 Artists Painting for a Cause - Rich Timmons Fine Art - Doylestown, Pa.
2013 Richmond Plein Air - Brazier Gallery - Richmond, Va.
2013 Merging of Light and Water - Richard Stravitz Fine Art Gallery - Virginia Beach, Va.
2013 Objective Impressionism to Non Objective Expressionism - Rich Timmons Fine Art Galery - Doyestown, Pa.
2013 Salon International - Greenhouse Gallery - San Antonio, Texas
2012 WOAS World of Art Showcase - Wynn Las Vegas
2012 OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont
2012 Venice in Peril 21st Annual Exhibit - W. H. Patterson Gallery - London, England
2011 American Impressionist Society 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition – Mountainsong Galleries – Carmel-By-the-Sea, Ca.
2011 Solo Exhibition – Exploring the Merging of Water and Light – Urbanna Harbor Gallery, Urbana, Va.
2011 OPA 20th National Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Devin Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, ID
2011 Salon International - Greenhouse Gallery - San Antonio, Texas
2011 Venice in Peril Exhibit - W. H. Patterson Gallery - London, England
2010 OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils - Walls Fine Art Gallery - Wilmington, NC
2010 January - Finalist Fine Art View Painting Competition - Judge Brian Blood
2010 Salon International - Greenhouse Gallery - San Antonio, Texas
2010 Venice in Peril Exhibit - W. H. Patterson Gallery - London, England
2009 Venice Collection Featured - Informed Collectors News Letter 12/16/09
2009 OPA Eastern Regional - Corse Gallery & Atelier - Jacksonville, Florida