St. Augustine, Florida
I find the world in all of its variety an endless source of inspiration. I use rich color, strong compositions, and solid drawings as the foundation of my paintings to capture what I see and feel. My ultimate goal is to create lasting works that express the spirit and beauty of nature.
Charles Dickinson began drawing in early childhood. Later he received four years of formal training at the Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, and earned a scholarship at Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Old Lyme, Connecticut where he studied painting and sculpture. He has since dedicated his life to the study of painting and has been a full-time plein air artist for the last forty years.
Dickinson is an award-winning artist who has been honored most recently in 2017 with a Second Place Award for his painting, Shockoe Bottom Fire Escape during Plein Air Richmond, and his painting "Hanover Industrial Park" won the Emmett Fritz Award for Best Oil painting in the 2017 Honors exhibit. He has been commissioned for paintings in such diverse locations as the New York Stock Exchange, The Meadowlands racetrack in New Jersey, Saratoga Springs, New York, and Epcot. Charles's work is collected internationally.
He also enjoys the opportunity to bring awareness and contribute what he can to the environmental or cultural cause that these events often benefit.
Dickinson has been painting the East Coast of the United States for many years and often divides his time between Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont. Charles's artistic aim is to create quality paintings that capture his vision of the spirit and beauty of nature.Visit his website for more work: www.charlesdickinson.net