Charlie Hunter



Charlie Hunter workshop at Renaissance school of art in Sarasota, FLFebruary 25-26-27, 2018

Fee: $450/3day; $160/1day

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Workshop is confirmed! Few spots are still available. (updated 2/2/18)

Please note: If minimum enrollment is not met by deadline date (1/25/2018), workshop will be cancelled. Those who have registered will receive a full refund.Terms and Policies

Cancellation policy: no refunds will be granted at this time.

Charlie Hunter has the uncanny ability to seize upon the most ordinary things, and transform them with his brush into bewitching jewels of design and artistic perception.

            Richard Schmid, 2017

Charlie Hunter’s distinctive plein air work turns heads and raises questions. Why water-mixable oils? Is it true that a squeegee is involved? And what about those Stim-U-Dents and Q-Tips we keep hearing about? All will be revealed in this fun and fast-moving workshop. There will be daily demos and plenty of time for painting; we’ll go over some simple, yet invaluable tools for accurate rendering, and Charlie will expound and instruct about how and why he uses water mixable oils. Most importantly, there will be discussion and mutually-supportive critique sessions at the end of each day’s painting. We’ll learn and laugh a lot each day while staying true to the credo of have big fun; make big mess.


Charlie Hunter workshop in SarasotaUsing water-mixable oils and a reductive technique based on 19th century tonalism informed by modern reproduction processes, Charlie Hunter explores textual and graphic elements of contemporary representationalism. Organic yet irrevocably hinting at photography, Hunter’s work is simultaneously journalistic and deeply subjective. He lives and works in Bellows Falls, Vermont, 20 miles from where he grew up on the highland farm built by his great-great-great grandfather. Hunter holds a degree in art from Yale University, worked as a graphic designer creating tour posters for scores of rock bands ranging from Jerry Garcia to Bob Dylan, Ramones to The Clash, was a music manager for a dozen years and now exhibits at museums and galleries across the US. He has been profiled in ARTSCOPE, VERMONT LIFE, RAILWAY HERITAGE and PLEIN AIR.


2017 – Mountain Maryland – First Place.

2017 – Wayne, PA Plein Air – Best Architecture

2016 – Laguna Plein Air – Award of Excellence

2016 – Sedona Plein Air – Collector’s Choice Award

2016 – American Masters, Salamagundi Club, New York City


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DAY 1: 

9:00-10:00 – Introductions, overview, usefulness of regular drawing practice.

10:00-12:00 – CWH Outdoor Painting Demo I – introduction to materials, techniques and general approach.

12:00-1:00 – Lunch break (patrons responsible for own lunch).

1:00-3:00 – Afternoon Outdoor Painting Session I.

3:00-4:00 – Critique/discussion.

DAY 2:

9:00-10:30 – CWH Outdoor Painting Demo II

10:00-2:30 – Outdoor Painting Session II

(patrons responsible for own lunch)

2:30-4:00 – Critique/discussion.

DAY 3:

9:00-10:00 – CWH Outdoor Painting Demo III

10:00-2:30 – Outdoor Painting Session III

(patrons responsible for own lunch)

2:30-4:00 – Final Critique/discussion.

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