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Born in northern British Columbia, Rod Charlesworth moved to Okanagan Valley at the age of seven. Influenced initially by surrealism in his earliest paintings, he attended Okanagan University College in the 1970s, where he discovered the Group of Seven and impressionism. This finding inspired his keen interest in experimenting with colour and the physical qualities of paint. Although acknowledging his education and technical training, Charlesworth still considers himself a self-taught artist.
Engaged with and aware of the extensive history of Canadian landscape painting, Charlesworth is committed to providing his viewers with a refreshing, often celebratory approach to the landscape. Rod's work consciously reflects on the beauty and the temporary within nature through a unique method that is uniquely his own.
"I must say that if I waited for a bright shaft of light to awaken my artistic senses and stir me to create, I would probably have created nothing. What initially inspired me to paint was how we all see the world differently. I wanted to strike my visual language that could be used to portray the Canadian landscape in all of its rugged subtleties." -Rod Charlesworth
West End Gallery respectfully acknowledges the Lekwungen peoples, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, on whose traditional lands our Victoria gallery stands. We also acknowledge that our Edmonton gallery is situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples, including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, and Inuit.