Charles eaton

Artist Statement

When I was young, I wandered the small forested areas near where I lived. I loved my discoveries of fallen trees, fox dens and secret ponds in the forests along the river that flowed through my town.My imagination went wild. I saw large areas of wilderness filled with all types of wild animals and wide oceans with beautiful sailing ships.

I am still a child at heart. Through my paintings, I am still sailing the seas, exploring western mountains and hiking the trails of northern forests. I am fortunate to live in an area abundant with forests, streams, farms and the large waters of the Great Lakes.


Biography:

Charles Eaton came into his own as a fine artist after a lifetime in the corporate world. He has studied with well-known artists such as Kevin Macpherson, Ray Roberts, Joseph McGurl, Kathy Anderson, Andrew Orr, Derek Penix, and John Poon.

He presently belongs to the following organizations:

           -Oil Painters of America

           -Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association

           -Waters Edge Artists, Past President

During 2011, he participated in the following events:

           -Cedarburg Plein Air Competition

           -Door County Plein Air Festival Quick Paint

           -Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Fox Valley Plein Air Paint Out.

           -Neville Public Museum Juried Exhibition

           -Northern Exposure Juried Exhibition, Bonifas Arts Center, Escanaba MI

During 2012, he participated in the following events:

           -Peninsula School of Art Salon

           -First Brush Of Spring Plein Air Competition, New Harmony,IN

           -Cedarburg Plein Air Competition

           -Door County Plein Air Festival Quick Paint

           -Milwaukee Domes Plein Air Competition

During 2013, he participated in the following events:

           -Peninsula School of Art Salon

           -Richeson 75 International Landscape Seascape Architectural Exhibit; Finalist

           -Cedarburg Plein Air Competition

           -Door County Plein Air Quick Paint

           -Plein Air Shorewood

           -Paint The Town, Plymouth WI

           -"The Art of Preservation" Exhibit, Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc,WI

During 2014 he participated in the following events:

           - "Endangered  Places, Historic Spaces" Exhibit, Plymouth Art Center Gallery 110 North

           -Cedarburg Plein Air Competition

           -Door County Plein Air Quick Paint

           -Brush With The Wind Exhibit, Delafield Art Center

           -Plein Air Shorewood

           -The Art of Preservation Exhibit, Rahr-West Museum; Best of Show

During 2015 he participated in the following events:

           -Cedarburg Plein Air Competition

           -We Came, We Saw, We Painted Field to Finish Juried Show

           -The Art of Preservation Exhibit, Rahr-West Museum; Honorable Mention

           -Kelley Galleries Small Works Show

During 2016 he participated in the following events:

            -Glendale AZ Plein Air Event

            -Fourth Friday Exhibit, Harvard IL; Best of Show

            -Cedarburg Plein Air Competition

            -The Art of Preservation Exhibit, Rahr-West Museum

During 2017 he participated in the following events:

            -Glendale AZ Plein air Event

            -Starline Gallery, Harvard IL  Solo Exhibit

            -Cedarburg Plein Air Competition

            -The Art of Preservation Exhibit, Rahr west Museum

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