Journal

Lullaby of the Trees

Exhibiting from December 01 – January 2014
This Exhibition has SOLD OUT December 18th
9 works from this exhibit will take permanent residence in the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. 1 piece was sold to a collecor that purchased 2 of my works last year and the final piece was from a wife to her husband for Christmas. All in all, my best show ever.
Lullaby of the Trees:
This series of photographs was inspired and influenced by two of my favourite musicians at opposite ends of musical genres. They manage to both bring strong emotions to the listener. From these same emotions I try to capture what I feel the viewer might experience while standing in front of these trees. Max Richter . . . a German composer and pianist first brought these photographs together in my head. I would list…

The Collective & Stuff

I have been lucky enough to have a couple of my works selected for truth and beauty Gallery:“http://www.truthandbeauty.ca/collective/the-col...; as part of The Collective.
Just delivered to the gallery.

Just back from the printers.

I am thrilled to be a part of this Collective. Limited Edition of 10

The same day I dropped off my work to the gallery, I received an email from a design firm, who had bought 2 of my works from my winter exhibition. They wanted 6 more of my pieces. I had them all ready from them in less than 24 hours and a check in my pocket 5 days later :-)
These are the works:

It was an awful good day - then the following day I get an email from Red Bubble telling me I had sold an extra large print 29″×2…

Poetic Abstractions - Exhibition

Poetic Abstractions – 7 Visions, with artists in our Midst Alumni.
My work can be seen on the Atrium level.

September 6 – October 6
Opening reception: Thursday, September 06 at 7:00pm.
In conjunction with Place des Arts Adult Open House: Ignite . . . an affair with art!

Poetic Abstractions: 7 Visions, an abstract photography exhibition by Artists in Our Midst Alumni, is displayed in the Atrium Gallery. In these works, the viewer can move through a series of images that present a broad range of abstraction and explore the dynamics of abstraction through the photographic medium.

I, Robert Charles have 6 pieces in the exhibition

All the information is on the invite as well as in the link with directions to the Gallery on the “Upcoming” page.
There will be wine (one complimentary) and h’or…

Papergirl & Poetic Abstractions

July 24th (tonight) is the Papergirl Vancouver 2012 Opening Party! . . . a world wide project.
It is finally here! The opening of the 2012 Papergirl Vancouver exhibition! With 136 artists and a total of 738 pieces of art!

What is Papergirl?

Papergirl: A Redefinition of Street Art Combining Art, Philanthropy & Bikes

Whether you remember it from your childhood or have simply seen it in the movies, there is a certain charm about the American paperboy delivering the daily news by bicycle. Vancouver, is about to experience that nostalgic charm once again-Papergirls is back!

The idea behind the Papergirls project is to bring art and the public together in an exciting and innovative way by taking it out of the galleries and into the streets. In the style of the American paperboy, artwork th…

THE SKYTRAIN PROJECT

CHALLENGE: The SkyTrain Project.
May 2012:
For the entire month of May

Today, a friend and I are riding the Sky Train (or whatever it’s called where you live) and getting off at every station. Using our big cameras and our smart phones (using whatever Apps. you like), maximum 5 photos at each station – using your ‘real camera’, smart phone or both – but only 5 maximum at each station. If you live somewhere that doesn’t have an underground, subway, tube, metro, etc, that’s okay . . . as long as you were on public transit and are standing at the stop or station while you take the photo. We’re doing it in one day . . . but you can take your time and do it throughout the month of May.
If you want to join the project and don’t have a real camera, just your smart phone is great. Al…

Fred Herzog

I have been a BIG admirer of Fred Herzog for sometime now and had the opportunity to see his show in 2007 at the Vancouver art Gallery. Today, I had the opportunity to meet the man in person and have him sign a copy of my book. He frequents my shop and today one of his friends introduced him to me while they were there. They new I was a fan and told me that the next time he met them there, they would introduce me. So I have had my copy of one of his books waiting in the shop for this very day!

My photography also happened to be on the walls and he said he liked my work :-)

It was an absolute pleasure to meet him and have him sign my book.

Google Fred

Artists in our Midst

It has been awhile since I posted anything here, but felt like sharing April’s news. I have 3 shows going up this month, one being a group exhibition on April 28 & April 29 with 60 other artists, with Artists in our Midst followed by an Open Studio walk through the weekend.
Robert Charles – Artists in our Midst.

At the group show at the Roundhouse I am showing 4 pieces from the Kruzenshtern series.
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For the Open Studio weekend, I will be showing large pieces from Chocolate Supa HIghway series & E-motion


And also what I set up yesterday as part of the build up to the show for the month of April with over 40 merchants on the westside. I’m in a store called Celtic Traditions, with The Renaissance trio.


And was recently accepted by a REAL Art Gallery for a 7 pe…