Charles KarpArtist Statement

A good painting needs no words to accompany it to evoke a deep response in the sensitive viewer. I aspire to create such paintings each time I pick up the brush. When a good painting comes, it makes it all worthwhile.

When I look out at a landscape, or a human face, I search for the subtle characteristics that reflect lifeªs dual nature, both the joys and the sorrows, the areas washed in light, and those lost in shadows. The great challenge is to capture that in paint in such a way that the viewer will feel moved and engaged with what is on the canvas.

 

EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

“Eye of the Beholder” was selected in 2014 for the juried show “Less is More” at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center.

Promenade was selected in 2013 for the juried show Precious: Small Works at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center.

Bone Deep Essence was selected in 2013 for the juried show Essence at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center.

“Sun Sets on the King” was selected in 2012 for permanent display in the office of the President of Il Leone, a distinguished manufacturing company in Florence, Italy.

“High Noon at the Huntington Museum” was chosen by the California Art Club for a juried show in 2009 at the historic Blinn House in Pasadena.

“Tower of Dreams” was placed on display in 2009 in the office of the President, Dr. Richard Rush at California State University Channel Islands (on loan from Dr. Rush’s private collection).

“High Noon at the Huntington Museum” won the Juror’s Choice Award for the 2008 juried June show of the Santa Barbara Art Association.

“Self Portrait” was selected for the 2008 juried June show of the Santa Barbara Art Association.

“Sun Sets on the King” was selected for exhibition in the 2008 Studio Channel Islands Art Center Members Best show.

“Self Portrait” and “Morning Light” were both selected for the juried exhibition at the 2007 Studio Channel Islands Art Center Members Best show.

A number of other portrait, landscape and still life paintings are in private collections in California, Hawaii and Florence, Italy.

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