In an effort to be non-conforming, Chuck kept his distance from the art scene to both protect and perfect his craft. In 2008 he felt that his work was ready for public introduction. Chuck was immediately accepted into galleries located in Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach, and later invited into several reputable showcase events.
A self taught artist, Chuck likes to challenge traditional perceptions of art by sampling alternative media. He is keen on using a little something unconventional in his work. In some pieces you will find a vintage poster embedded onto the canvas to help tell the story of the piece. Other works include an embedded photograph or map. Chuck digs using palette knives. They give him the sense that he is “sculpting” each piece. His father was a very gifted craftsman who sculpted both fine art and furniture. As a boy Chuck spent countless hours watching his dad sculpt in their garage, which motivated Chuck to begin working with palette knives.
Overall, Chuck strives to create art that is beautiful, unique, and interesting. He is inspired by
controversial and eccentric art. The work of Salvador Dali has provoked Chuck’s creativity for years.
Chuck is also heavily influenced by his travels. Some of his favorite spots include Maui, Las Vegas, New
York, Seattle, San Francisco and much of Europe.