P. Charles (Korean) creates original oil paintings that are known for their bright colors and bold brushstrokes. Many of his paintings portray farm animals, such as cattle and pig: his cattle subjects are particularly popular. His paintings are inspired by the works of Bob Ransley and reminiscent of Post-Impressionist and Fauvist painters like Gaugin and Matisse, respectively. He uses his palette knife and drips of paint to achieve vibrant, engaging animal portraits from sublime horses to ornery roosters and everything in between. He employs lush, bright colors and thick palette knife strokes, perfect for creating the fluid feathers in his animal paintings. The three-dimensional quality of his work produces a highly realistic effect. Texture and color are his keys to creating truly captivating pieces.
P. Charles graduated from art school and subsequently worked as a painter in the air force. After losing his left arm in an accident, he traveled throughout the U.S. and South America and familiarized himself with Western landscapes. From a young age, he enjoyed depicting animals and continued to do so in his professional career.
Charles’s works are displayed in collections all over South America, Canada and the United States. He has continued to exhibit at Art Expo since 1996. Charles has also served as a consultant on westernization for various cultural committees in South Korea.