CHARLES PATE, JR.
I feel that with the title of artist comes a responsibility to honor the artists before you. Being raised in a family where art is everywhere and considered so extremely important, I was able to learn and develop my talent. I enjoy working with the human figure in a naturalistic surrounding. Combining organic flowing lines and skeletal structure of the human form with the shapes and lines of a landscape provides me the language to create a dynamic work of art. My paintings also reflect a painterly study of light and color. Therefore I can look to artists like Sorolla, Zorn, and Sargent, as well as present day artists like Steven Scott Young, for motivation and inspiration.
Head east on Buncombe St. toward the Public Library and The Upcountry History Museum. Continue
straight onto SC-183/Pete Hollis Blvd. Continue to follow SC-183.Pass the Swamp Rabbit Cafe on the
left. The Pate Studio and Gallery is on the right. 408c Cedar Lane Rd, Greenville, SC 29611