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Chuck Mullins

 

"Fantastic Realms"

CGI Graphic Art

by

Chuck Mullins

 

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Overview 

 

"Fantastic Realms"

by

Chuck Mullins

 

     The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the fall installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2017 exhibition series with a collection of giclee printed, computer generated graphic images by award winning graphic artist Chuck Mullins entitled "Fantastic Realms”

     Chuck resides in Norton Virginia and is a graduate of Morehead State University, Morehead Kentucky, ’93 B.A. in Art, emphasis Graphic Design: Graphic Design I-IV, Newspaper Graphics & Production, Computer Art, Painting I & II, Illustration I & II, Airbrush.  After years in the public sector, Chuck presently works exclusively as a Digital Fantastic Artist under the business name Chucks ArtBox, creating for businesses and painting private commissions such as illustrations, portraits, fantasy art, concept designs, comic art, caricatures, photo-manipulations, logos and advertising designs.

     Chuck has won many awards during his artistic career: First Place ACME National Award of Excellence, AAF Fifth District (KY, OH, WV) Gold ADDY Award, AAF Fifth District (KY, OH, WV) Silver ADDY Award, Tall ADDY Award, five Gold ADDY Awards, five Silver ADDY Awards, eight First Place KPA Awards, four Second Place KPA Awards and four Third Place KPA Awards. In addition, he has entered and won many local and city art contests achieving numerous, first, second, third and honorable mention awards.

     In his artist statement Chuck reveals, “A feeling of escape is what I want viewer’s of my art to experience. An escape into another world, where recognizable and relatable imagery is found, allowing viewers to experience the essence of otherworldly places where extraordinary things happen to fantastic creatures. A world where heroes and heroines defend against great evil in wonderful and powerful ways. A place where you might find a sense of wonder from an out of the ordinary landscape containing wild creatures that make you ask, "What is happening here?” A place you can go and visit anytime you want to escape everyday life.” 

     "Fantastic Realms” will be celebrated with a gala reception, to which the public is cordially invited, on Friday, 13 October from 7 - 9:00 PM in The Gallery @ Barr Photographics, 152 E. Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia. "Fantastic Realms” will hang, and be offered for sale, through 30, November 2017.   The Gallery @ Barr Photographics is housed in the Greenway Trigg Building, located in the heart of Abingdon’s main street historic district. 

 

 

Artist's Statement

     A feeling of escape is what I want viewer’s of my award winning art to experience. To go into a world and find recognizable and relatable imagery but also feel the essence of an otherworldly place where extraordinary things happen to fantastic creatures. A place where heroes and heroines may defend against great evil in wonderful and powerful ways. A place where you might find a sense of wonder from an out-of-the-ordinary landscape containing wild creatures that make you ask, "What is happening here?” A place you can go and visit anytime you want to escape everyday life. Perhaps your experience with my art will be different from mine and that is OK with me. Dream your own dreams and I consider myself privileged that my art is the inspiration.

 

     My art is strongly inspired by my childhood fantasies, drawn from resources like comic books, fantasy novels and science fiction/fantasy movies. I use color, setting, mood, character, composition, focal point, lighting, anatomy, fun and years of trial and error to bring the reader into the painting. My goal is to create an emotional connection with the viewer.

 

     My medium of choice is digital painting. I am self-taught in digital painting and continue to experiment with the medium. I use Adobe Photoshop on a Mac Pro with a 9x12 Wacom tablet and pressure sensitive pen to mimic traditional techniques like acrylic paint, airbrush, oil paint, ink and pencil. I combine all these approaches in some fashion to digitally paint my art. They are then printed as a limited edition, signed and numbered, museum quality giclee (zhee-KLAY) canvas print to be exhibited in the art gallery. Digital painting is a powerful and robust tool. I believe it holds a strong future for all artists. Digital capabilities are so broad and because the level of the museum quality canvas prints or so high, it is only limited by our imagination.

     

 

 

 

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