Today we’d like to introduce you to Chuck McPherson.
Chuck, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Formally trained as a Graphic Artist and Illustrator, my focus morphed into being a professional Fine Artist trying to make a living selling my art, performing at public and private functions, teaching classes, and doing workshops and demonstrations.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
My concentration has switched from illustrative oils and acrylics to expressive watercolor musings. I like to work intuitively at the moment, often with people watching, so I don’t allow myself time to “think” a lesser painting. I find spontaneity aids the quality of what I create…
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
Success comes in many forms:
Recognition… I have nearly 400 awards for my efforts over ten years and I work hard at keeping my name in front of potential patrons or organizations that book events.
Invitation… I am honored when organizations like the Mt. Helix Park Foundation has me do live painting at the functions. The heART of Mt. Helix is an event I have performed at for ten years, the artwork often hammering down during the evening’s Live Auction for more than $2,000.
Exhibition… Always enjoy being part of the gallery and Museum shows like “Local Color”, an invitational of top watercolorists in the region at the CCAE Museum in Escondido (July – August 2018).
Sales… I sell approximately 77% of what I paint.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I teach and have artwork showing at Art on 30th/Ashton Gallery in North Park, frequently on display at the San Diego Watercolor Society at Liberty Station in Point Loma and in various juried shows around SoCal. I have been featured on the walls of the Oceanside Museum of Art, East County’s Wieghorst Museum and most recently, at the California Center for the Arts Escondido.
Patrons are always welcome, and encouraged, to purchase any of my creations from those venues or contact me about a favorite through my website.
- Website: https://chuckmcphersonart.com/
- Email: email@example.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chuck.mcpherson.39
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/chuckmcpherson