ArtLifting presents Charles Blackwell: Recent Works, an online-only exhibition on view through November 20, 2016.
"I make art to be an encouragement and inspiration to myself and others. I love when I can inspire others to live and to discover wonder in themselves.” Charles is from San Francisco and currently lives in Oakland, California. As a young man, he was involved in an accident that caused him to lose the majority of his eyesight, keeping only some peripheral vision. Despite this immense challenge, he finds that the loss of his vision has opened him up to an entirely new style, freedom, and way of working as an artist that he may never have known without this experience.
His artworks feature broad swaths of saturated color in compositions that are abstracted yet still figural. Energy and rhythm radiate from these powerful, expressionistic works.