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After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1965, Charles embarked on a highly successful career in art education. While he had painted and exhibited continually throughout these years it wasn't until the 1990s that he retired to devote all his time to painting. He was elected a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute in 1983 and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1984, serving the latter as Vice President for the East of Scotland. Charles has won many awards over a long and distinguished career including the Torrance Award and the Teacher's Whiskey Travel Award, both at the Royal Glasgow Institute. He was recently commissioned by P & O to produce two large murals for their new flagship, the Arcadia. In these recent paintings his style continues to develop in a representational direction; the views of East Coast Scottish harbours and North African games tables are instantly recognisable as such while still infused with Charles' evident fascination with abstracted pattern and design.
  By using textured levels of paint and gesso Charles depicts the sensation or experience of a place.Charles wrote recently...."The forms I use are forms remembered or dreamt about. The stark visual contrasts of moving between strong blinding sunlight and dark bazaars full of rich reds, golds and turquoise inhabit my paintings. This is like being put down to sleep in a darkened room with strong sumlight streaming through the shutters. This is not representation but an evocation"

 

 

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SOME OF CHARLES'  PAINTINGS
RECENTLY SOLD IN THE GALLERY
Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Sheaves of Corn"   Mixed Media  28  x  28   3700   Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Harvest, East Neuk"   Mixed Media  29  x  39   5000    Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Soft Wind, Rimini"   Mixed Media  29 x 29   


   

Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Wee Pier, Mull"   Mixed Media  8  x  8   900     Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Holly Hedge"   Mixed Media  23  x  24   2800     Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Harvest Tine at East Neuk, Fife"   Mixed Media  18  x  12   1800

 

Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Spring Flowers, Betty Hill "   Mixed Media  19 x19   1500      Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Ochre Saddlebag"   Mixed Media  14  x  13   1300       Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Betty Hill Sunes"   Mixed Media  19 x 19  1500

 

Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Night on the Nile"   Mixed Media  9 x 9   750    Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Church at Sunset, Fife"   Mixed Media  12  x  11   1100      Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Game Table, Tunis"   Mixed Media  19 x 19

 

 

Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "December   Altar"   Mixed Media  11 x 12   820     Charles MacQueen  Celebration Feast  Mixed Media   9 x 9   600     Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Small Game Table"   Mixed Media  11 x 12   820

 

 

Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   Picnic with Midges    Mixed Media   9 x 9   600       Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Autumn Table"   Mixed Media  24 x 24   2,100       Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Fife Harvest"   Mixed Media  19 x 19   1,400

 

Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Window,Provence"   Mixed Media  14 x 15   1,000        Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   "Siesta,Provence"   Mixed Media  14 x 15   1,000         Charles MacQueen RGI RSW   Hot Summer Tunis   Mixed Media  19 x 19    1200

             

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