The Lupin Gardens, 2012
oil on canvas
12" x 24"
Donated by the Artist
Rod Charlesworth was born in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. At the beginning of his career he was highly influenced by the surrealists, and was led to his current artistic interests after discovering the impressionist works, which include an ardent enthusiasm in experimenting with colour, and the physical qualities of paint. Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven have also had a profound influence on his work. Rod supports numerous charities annually through donation of his paintings. Charlesworth’s work can be found in corporate and private collections worldwide.
"In my paintings I try to evoke feelings and emotions about places, instead of rendering strict analytical representations of them. I use colour as a structural tool to bring out what I feel is essential in terms of light, dark, cool and warm. This in turn brings out the spirit of the painting. Rod’s work is represented locally by the Lloyd Gallery in Penticton.