Rod Charlesworth: New Oil Paintings on Display in Edmonton, AB
October 21, 20221 min read
Landscape painter Rod Charlesworth recalls, as a young boy in Terrace, BC being "compelled to draw." By age seven, his family moved to Kelowna, and he was happily sketching all the time; at twelve, he was painting.
Over forty-five years later, painting remains Charlesworth's passion. Whether a bold landscape or a whimsical winter scene of children playing under the Northern Lights, his work is collected internationally by public and private collectors.
Rod often highlights old-growth forests in his work because he's drawn to natural elements with a strong, vertical pull. His work honours the temporary nature of trees, such as cedar and Douglas fir, as they follow a cycle of birth, growth and decay. Charlesworth's loose, gestural brushstrokes intermingled with the swipe of a knife or even a finger add texture and complexity to his composition.
Rod's energetic and almost rhythmic paintings are often proudly positioned in the front window at the West End Gallery in Edmonton, AB and Victoria, B.C. Visitors to both cities are often captivated by the vibrancy and subject matter from a distance, providing an ample excuse to cross a busy street to take a closer look.
Today is difficult for Edmontonians as we grieve the tragic loss of two Edmonton Police Service (EPS) officers, Const. Travis Jordan and Const. Brett Ryan in the line of duty in the city's northwest. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.
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We invite you to visit our gallery and experience the beauty and magic of Vé Boisvert's latest collection. This is a rare opportunity to view her artwork in person and add her incredible paintings to your collection. Don't miss out on owning a piece of this talented artist's work!