Charles W. King

43 years old
Michigan
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My Bio

I'm an artist that likes to try all mediums in all areas, if I can. I mostly work with graphite, but I've done oil portraits, landscapes, collages. etc. My favorite is black and white, always has been since I was a kid, but I enjoy the challenges of colors in oils. Always pushing to best myself, which is a never ending process as is the learning experience of being an artist. Education to your craft is key.  I know I won't conquer all areas of art, but I'll have the best time trying.

I started my first class in 5th grade and throughout 12th, after graduation attended art classes with Northwestern Community College,Lansing Community College where I studied many art courses, art history, advanced drawing,  as well as graphic design courses with Adobe products, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign . Attended Figure drawing with local studios.  Over the years I've done commissions for friends and family, neighbors and  try to stay involved in the art world as much as time allows.  There are so many great artists to see and in this digital age it's an amazing opportunity to connect with others and learn.

Currently working toward having a solo art show locally in 2012.

 

Recent Activity

*  "C. W. King" - Self Portrait, graphite drawing made it into the finalist category for the Self Portrait competition for Drawing Magazine, will be published May 15th, 2012. -   http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1938223513749&set=a.1274316276483.33103.1787232243&type=1&theater

 

* Art Prize Entry "I WAS HERE" 2011" hosted by Purple East, Sept 21st - Oct 9th., - http://www.artprize.org/artists/public-profile/91636

 

* Graphite Drawing "Darth Haul" was chosen as the winner Aug 19th, 2011 in the "Resistance Is Futile" Drawing contest by Pencil Wars, the artwork was featured in the Resistance Is Futile Sci Fi Art Show and Festival August 25th, 2011. in Atlanta Georgia. - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150345410725110&set=a.434171045109.227481.293487535109&type=1&theater

 

* Graphite Drawing of Mother Teresa was chosen as Portrait of the Day Aug 26th 2010 at Star Portraits.com - http://www.stars-portraits.com/en/portrait-131474.html

Announcements

  • 22 Mar 2012
  • Drawing Magazine Finalist

    I'm very honored to have made into the finalist category for The Drawing Magazine "Self Portrait" Competition 2012.  The magazine will be published May 15th. Congrats to the winner of the cover feature, Benat Lopez. Thank you to Drawing Magazine jurors for choosing my entry to be in with the Finalists.

    Big Smilehttp://www.artistdaily.com/blogs/drawing/archive/2012/03/19/announcing-the-winner-of-drawing-magazine-s-2012-self-portrait-cover-competition.aspx

  • 27 Sep 2011
  • Art Prize 2011

    I was in Art Prize 2011, Art Prize is a huge art contest in Grand Rapids Michigan that covers a 3 mile area with 164 venues and business showing the selected artists and allows the public to vote the Top Ten winners. My artwork was hosted by the venue Purple East. There were 1.582 artists from 39 countries around the world competing.The competition was 19 days, Sept. 21st - Oct. 9th.,With an estimated 200,000 people visiting and registering to cast votes. Just being in the contest is an great experience. My entry, "I WAS HERE" 8 ft X 6.5 ft, a sticker collage covering 40 years of history from 1970's - 2011, telling the story through stickers. popular music, movies, events, trends, history and technology.

    http://www.artprize.org/artists/public-profile/91636