ROD CHARLESWORTH


KELOWNA, BC

Born: Northern B.C., Canada

About Artist:
Rod’s work is collected worldwide and he is committed to painting images that have a strong Canadian cultural influence, whether through his bold landscapes or his more recent whimsical images of children at play.

Shows & Exhibitions:

  • 1991 Maison D’art St. Laurent, Montreal, Que
  • 1992 Nunavut Gallery, Victoria, B.C.
  • 1993 Horizon Art Galleries, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 1994 Kelowna Public Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
  • 1994 Bugera/Kmet Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 1995 Adele-Campbell Gallery, Whistler, B.C.
  • 1995 Marika Fine Art, Banff, Alta
  • 1996 Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB
  • 1995, 1992 Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, B.C.
  • 1997,1993, McLaren Barnes Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
  • 1998, 1994 Jenkins Showler Gallery, White Rock, B.C.
  • 2000 Harrison Galleries, Vancouver, BC

Collections:

  • Major corporate and private collections worldwide
  • UNICEF and Ronald McDonald House Christmas cards make use of Rod's images in many of their cards.

Statement:
“Painting becomes tedious when the ultimate goal of the painter is to recreate the external world. I’ve always felt that the painting exists only within its own borders, which allows the curious mind of the artist to say, ‘what if I did this?’”

History:
Born in Northern B.C., Rod moved to the Okanagan at a young age.Charlesworth's earliest paintings were influenced by the surrealists. He then discovered the works of the impressionist school, which has taken him to his current artistic interests which include a keen interest 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.