PAINTING + MIXED MEDIA
Charles Fulcher enjoys the challenges of painting landscapes, flowers and still-lifes. His paintings have been described as edgy, fresh and full of energy. He likes to paint in the classic Plein Air style, which allows him to capture the ever-changing light and shadows. Yet, he also enjoys the solitude and concentrated efforts of studio painting for his larger pieces. Charles starts all his paintings with a black canvas. He paints the negative area of the composition first. This allows him to paint the light in the painting. Then, the absence of color creates line and form. The imagery emerges from the canvas, and the composition begins to take shape. It is during this process that his style is defined. Charles believes that colors should be bright and dramatic. He wants the painting to come alive with bold hues and dramatic contrast. Charles follows his own compass as a painter: blazing his own path and creating his own style, unencumbered by any boundaries.