Charles DeShields, Chicago Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement Painting is something I do...Art is what I live. I was taught that a real Artist must reach the people by making their artwork accessible to the people, that is exactly what I am attempting to do. I am consistently trying to improve my skills and range in art. Through my art, it is my intention to create an image the viewer can instantly connect with. I hope I accomplished my goal, enjoy.