Charles Wallis is a graduate of the Baylor University fine art program as well as outside courses during high school. After college he opened a graphic design studio beginning his career as a professional artist and taught graphic design courses at Baylor University in the evenings while in business. His paintings reflect mastery of his craft and versatility in a variety of styles and media. He paints in a traditional realistic style, as well as impressionistic, abstract.
My art is the expression of my spirit to the spirit of others that connect with it. I seek to create a memory, a wish, a fantasy or moment of joy or peace in the soul of the viewer. I pursue Ideas, color combinations or images that attract my attention in the abstract; or as an impression; and some paintings are just for the fun of presenting something in an unusual manner. I am drawn to Western Art, Southwest scenes and wildlife painting as first loves.
RECENT SHOWS AND AWARDS January 2015 - Brazos Valley Art League 2015 Judged Show November 2015 - Broadview: Spectrum of Nature Art Show, Ft. Worth to support Nature Refuge, winner of the Wild Bird Award. April 4 - May 5, 2014-Solo Show at Papillons Antiques, Gifts, Art February 2014 - ArtisTTable Juried Show, In and Out Of The Zoo, international January 2014 - BVAL Juried Art Show August 2013 - 2013 International Landscape Competition, Award of Special Merit in the annual Light, Space and Time Gallery juried show. June 2013 - Nature & Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine, juried into the the annual national show. May 2013 - Juried into the annual Texas Spirit Art Show. May 2012 - Nature Art Exhibition, Winner of overall First Place and Winner of First Place in the painting category in this photography and art juried exhibit sponsored by the Light, Space and Time Gallery. February 2012 - Woodlands Art Trust, 'Snow Leopards Protects Her Cubs' was chosen as one of 20 painting f exhibition and received a People's Choice Award and purchased by the Trust. February 2012 - Western Spirit Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne WO featured three of the artist works. November 2011 - The Artistic Circle: Spirit Totem Exhibition, one painting in the show which has received 'Honorable Mention' recognition among the entries. November 2011 to February 2012 - The Art Center of Waco Invitational Exhibit, March 2011 - Western Spirit Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne WO April 2011 - His work was shown in the Spring/Summer Issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine. January 2011 - 2011 International Juried Realism Art Show, He received Honorable Mention for his wildlife paintings. September 2010 - 9th Annual National Wildlife Show sponsored by the Irving Art Association. First place in the oil painting category. MEMBERSHIPS: Oil Painters Of America Brazos Valley Art League