A self- taught artist, Chuck
discovered his artistic talent at an early age. As a child being raised
in Orange County, he was fascinated with sketching people and coastal
scenes. In his teen years he began working with oil and acrylic paints.
His father, George, was a very gifted craftsman who sculpted both fine
art and furniture. He recently discovered his mother's painting ability
Joseph uses unconventional materials such as stainless steel and vintage
posters. He strives to create work that is beautiful, unique, and interesting.
Inspired by controversial and eccentric art and in an effort to be non-conforming,
he keeps his distance from the art scene to both protect and perfect
his style. Until recently he only created commissioned work. In 2008,
he felt that his work was finally ready to present to the public. His
debut collection was called "Torched." Exotic wood was the
backdrop, and he created the subject using both acrylic paint and torching.
Chuck has since started working with oil pants and canvas again, but
has kept his custom designed stainless steel frame with each piece.
in Southern California with his wife and dog.
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