Born 1944 in western Kentucky, Charles Frizzell has been creating artwork all his life. After graduating from Murray State University in 1967 with a B.S. in Fine Arts, Frizzell headed west, settling in Colorado in 1969. He now lives and works near a small central Colorado town noted for its artistic atmosphere, the Royal Gorge, and the Arkansas River. Charles has out-the-door access to some of the most beautiful scenery in Colorado, as well as the Arkansas River and the Bighorn Sheep canyon.
He is very versatile with style, subject, and media, and although he continues to work with oils on canvas, many of his recent paintings are rendered in acrylics on stretched canvas or prepared panel. He also works with watercolors, pen and ink drawings, graphite drawings, lithography, and a unique acrylic on panel on illustration board. His realistic landscapes reflect his love of and concern for the earth, as well as the changes made to the natural environment by mankind. His finished watercolors focus on the vanishing way of life of the old time families and the tools they used in adapting to the land. Many watercolors are sketches or studies for larger oil painting. His mystical figurative images of Native American people have been collected worldwide and published on calendars, note cards, books, CD covers, puzzles, and collector plates, as well as limited edition signed prints and posters available through Frizzell Studios and the galleries which represent his art. His works of fantasy and mysterious lands and figures have opened new avenues of subject matter, and are presented with an authority and a realism to be plausible to all who have had dreams and visions of other realms.
All images © Copyright Charles Frizzell 2015
Available Work by Charles Frizzell
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