“The First Show”
August 14– October 1, 2016
“Primarily I paint memories. My hope is that the painting elicits more than just a visual response, evoking the personal experiences and memories of the viewer. I work exclusively in oils and my painting process is organic, taking form, growing and evolving on the canvas.” – Charlie Newton
Charlie Newton, a native of Massachusetts, earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Wisconsin, studying under the guidance of Art Thrall and Carl Riter. In 1971 he moved to Maine where he already had deep roots, previously having attended and worked at Medomak Camp in Washington. Though he held a traditional 9-5 job, Charlie enjoyed painting in his free time.
Now retired, he happily paints full time.
Charlie’s exhibit “The First Show” (August 14-October 1, 2016) at the Corner Gallery in Washington, Maine combines his two loves: painting and Maine. His collection features oil paintings of local Maine landmarks, Matinicus Isle and Mount Katahdin, as well as other Maine beauties.