Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistCharles Hill Platinum Member CollectionPortraits
Description This acrylic painting is a commissioned portrait of my friend Ron Pridgen's wife. She is making the sign of her sorority while sitting on the elephant's leg, which is wearing a blanket with the sorority logo. The children on each side are her as a child.
Charles Hill, Martinsville Member Since November 2016 Artist Statement My name is Charles Hill, and I have been creating art for over 45 years. At the age of 27, I began to paint full time, and in 1992 I became an Artist-In Residence in Danville Public Schools in Danville Virginia, where I taught art classes in numerous primary schools, as well as creating artwork that supported the regular classroom teachers. During this time, I also began to paint large scale mural projects in numerous schools that were based on the SOL's that were being taught in these schools. I continued as an Artist-In-Residence for 14 years until I returned to college at Averett University in 2006 to pursue a degree in mathematics. I have always considered mathematics as another art form, and I have been studying and working with mathematics recreationally as long as I have been painting. I also obtained a Masters of Mathematics degree from Averett in 2014, and I have taught high school mathematics since then. I have also completed numerous mural projects over the last 15 years in churches, businesses and homes, as well as illustrating magazines, and painting furniture for a small manufacturing firm. I paint realistic, surrealistic, and abstract oil and acrylic paintings, as well as realistic pencil drawings that are mainly portraits. I create both commercial and fine art, and I specialize in murals, portraits and landscapes that often have a mystical focus and atmosphere.