he came to art later in life than most, Chuck Rawle has been making up for lost
time by working hard to hone his skills as an artist.
It started as a pastime and soon became a passion.
When Chuck decided to take up oil painting, he sought out the best
instructors available. By studying
with the best and applying the lessons learned diligently, Chuck has arrived at
his own interpretation of the infinite beauty of nature.
without exception, fine artists insist on working from life whether they are
painting still life, landscapes, or figures.
For Chuck there is no acceptable substitute.
When it became apparent that working from life was the best way to paint
convincing landscapes, Chuck began painting outdoors at every opportunity while
working full time in another occupation. Because
of the time constraints of his job, Chuck began looking for ways to increase
his painting time. With the support
of his wife, they sold their home, bought a recreational vehicle, and began
traveling to those locations that offered inspiration and subject matter for his
the last few years, Chuck has painted in most of the western states and the
Canadian Rockies. Painting outdoors
almost everyday has contributed even more to his education than the workshops.
Nature is indeed the best teacher, and a demanding taskmaster.
Combining fulltime RV living with fulltime painting was a perfect
lifestyle for a developing landscape painter.
With an abiding love of the great outdoors and a passion for painting,
Chuck feels he has the best of both worlds in a gratifying and stimulating new
When Chuck puts his brush to canvas, he wants the
viewer to be transported with him to some of the most magnificent scenery.
He expects the viewer to feel the sun on his face, relax with the
tranquility of placid waters, revere the majesty of towering mountains, sense
the dampness of a muggy afternoon, or the clarity of clean mountain air.
Such an experience gives us all an emotional connection to the beauty of
our world. And that connection is
how art enriches our lives. Creating
such enrichment gives Chuck immeasurable satisfaction.
addition to galleries, Chuck’s award winning work can be found in several
prestigious juried shows, including Arts for the Parks Top 100 in 2001.
His work is also available at Collectors Covey in Dallas, Kneeland
Gallery in Ketchum, ID, Galleries West in Jackson, WY., the Germanton Gallery in Germanton, NC,
Riverbend Fine Art, Marble Falls, TX, and the Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.