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.