Charlie Hunter

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Fairgrounds, 2019

Charlie Hunter

Fairgrounds, 2019

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

Cotton Gin, Wall Texas, 2019

Charlie Hunter

Cotton Gin, Wall Texas, 2019

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

Tank Town, 2019

Charlie Hunter

Tank Town, 2019

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

Sheep Shed, 2019

Charlie Hunter

Sheep Shed, 2019

12 x 24 in (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

Apache, 2019

Charlie Hunter

Apache, 2019

6 x 12 in (15.24 x 30.48 cm)

Just Outside the Gate, San Angelo, 2019

Charlie Hunter

Just Outside the Gate, San Angelo, 2019

Oil on Muslin

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Light and Shadows Eola, 2019

Charlie Hunter

Light and Shadows Eola, 2019

Oil on Muslin

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Charlie Hunter
Charlie Hunter was raised in rural Vermont and graduated cum laude with a BA in Art from Yale University in 1981. He worked as a graphic designer and artist manager in the music industry, creating scores of tour posters for acts such as The Clash, REM, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan and the Jerry Garcia Band and managing acoustic artists such as Chris Smither and Dar Williams. Since 2003, his company, Roots on the Rails, has organized music trains across the US, Mexico and Canada. Now working full time as a painter, Hunter’s work was included in the American Masters show in Manhattan in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and he has won top awards at plein air events around the country. Charlie utilizes a variety of moderately unorthodox techniques in his art, such as manipulating paint with a window washer’s squeegee or impressing the pattern of paper towels into a painted surface to evoke the halftone screens and benday dots of classic photographic reproduction. His work plays upon familiar visual tropes that the viewer notes almost subconsciously. Concurrently, the thin, semi-transparent paint film allows quasi-random mark-making to appear almost photographic in detail. The limited palette, near monochromatic nature of his paintings are analagous to the stripped-down writing approach of a Raymond Carver, attempting to eschew extra aesthetic verbiage for imagery that is pared to sinew and bone. Notable Collections: Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University, New Haven, CT Noble & Greenough School, Dedham, MA Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Northampton, MA Collection of Rachel Maddow and Susan Mikula Collection of Logan Mankins (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Mankins) Preservation Trust of Vermont Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society Publications: (RECENT) LANDSCAPES IN OIL, Ken Salaz, Monacelli Press, 2019 SOUTHWEST ART, "10 New Painters", January, 2019 RULE BREAKING LANDSCAPES, Streamline Art Videos, 2019 ARTISTS ON ART, "Landscape Painting or Rotting American Portrait?", January, 2019 ALLA PRIMA II, Richard Schmid, Stove Prairie Press, 2013 2018 PAINTINGS (self), 2019 Exhibitions: (2018) BUFFALO BILL ART SHOW AND SALE, Cody, WY AMERICAN MASTERS, Salamagundi Club, New York City Awards: (RECENT) FORGOTTEN COAST PLEIN AIR, Quick Paint 1st Place, 2018 EN PLEIN AIR TEXAS, 2nd place, 2018 MOUNTAIN MARYLAND PLEIN AIR, 1st place, 2017, 2016 LAGUNA PLEIN AIR , Award of Excellence, 2016 OLMSTED PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL, Sense of the City Award, 2016
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