Charles Edward Williams
As an artist I am inspired by the relationship between human emotion and our natural environment. I often choose subject matter based on life experiences that have been humbling and sometimes traumatic. The psychological elements of my paintings are generated by personal and emotional responses to people, places, and things. Recent works draw inspiration from historical photography of the Civil Rights movement, and, through the use of color and gesture, offer a contemporary response to social and political issues of the past and present. Each piece orchestrates various viewpoints into a shared message of our human connectedness and commonality in order to entice viewers to explore from unfamiliar perspectives.