"Black and White" by Charlie Patton, Mixed Media on Canvas
70’’ X 78’’
Mixed Media on Canvas
Original Art Work
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Artist Charlie Patton began his painting career as a young child in Southern Indiana surrounded by the beauty of the Midwest. His love of art began with his first teacher, a 92-year-old artist named Emma Schultz who had been a German Impressionist painter at the turn of the century. Sitting with her during their first painting session, young Charlie was amazed by the old woman's ability to turn a simple canvas and piece of charcoal into a beautiful rendering with a few trained strokes. From that point, Charlie began his passion for art.
While pursuing multiple successful careers, over several years, Charlie arrived at the renowned Laguna Institute of the Arts in Laguna Beach, after which he traveled to Europe and studied at the Florence Academy of Art in beautiful Florence Italy. There he both expanded and refined his artistic abilities and upon returning to the United States experimented in Mixed Media, Abstractionism,and Contemporary Art. Settling in Los Angeles, Charlie has had his collections shown in a variety of galleries and shows, gaining local, national and international praise for his creativity and willingness to push artistic limits.
Charlie Patton resides in Santa Monica, CA and works from his inspired studio in Malibu, CA . Charlie's recent work is in several collections around the world thru corporate and private institutions.