Charles Swisher

I count myself among a growing number of painters addressing the resurgent interest in the nude as motif. My approach is visceral, fluid, and direct as I work in a more broad and figurative sense. Drawing from life with a wide array of media, I am compelled quickly to build a sense of form or underlying structure during those fleeting moments when the conditions, the subject in its environment, the spirit and vision all coalesce. Whether painting head or figure, it is with increased familiarity and practice that I can learn how to break this form – our – basic form into its vital abstract elements and to find meaning in that. The mind is then freed to explore the formalities (composition, color quality, form and line) of painting! I ultimately seek to inspire with an economic and well – orchestrated realization of the human form.