After acquiring a BFA in graphic design
with a minor in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art,
Chuck art directed campaigns for a variety of print and media
clients and detailed urban revitalization programs for communities
participating in the "Main Street" program sponsored
by the National Trust For Historic Preservation.
Upon relocating to Southern California,
he focused his artistic skills as a restoration expert specializing
in early merchandising ephemera and related antiques. His disparate
interests contributed to his creation of 221b BAKER STREET/Los
Angeles, a full-scale recreation of the sitting room of the famed
detective, Sherlock Holmes. As a performer/emcee, he has staged
presentations for numerous Fortune 500 companies and hosted the
California Art Club's revived lecture series.
His paintings investigate a variety of
subjects rendered in the "plein air" style of the post-Impressionists.
Chuck is an Honor Court member of the Mid-Valley Art League and
in 2017 was named to Signature status in the California Art Club.
In 2016 he was the recipient of the CAC's "William and Julia
Bracken Wendt Award." He is a frequent exhibitor at the
CAC's annual Gold Medal show as well as their Old Mill Gallery
in San Marino.
?Chuck has participated in invitational
art programs in China, Provence, Switzerland and Scotland, as
well as "plein air" events in Alameda, San Luis Obispo,
Mendocino, San Dimas, Sonoma and Ohio.
Chuck is a Signature member of the California
Art Club, a Signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Artists
Association, a member of the Oil Painters of America and the
American Impressionist Society, and an Honor Court member of
the Mid Valley Art League.