“It is my goal to express myself through the grit of life that allows beauty to shine through reflecting the color, texture, and stories through my eyes.” –Charles Veilleux
Charles Veilleux is a talented and visionary artist. A pragmatic and intelligent man, he is the Gallery Director of Mark White Fine Art in addition to being one of four artists represented at the gallery. As the Gallery Director, Charles’ experience is valued and appreciated. Mandie White, Assistant Gallery Director at Mark White Fine Art, credits Charles’ knowledge and experience of the art gallery world with helping enhance the gallery’s image and efficacy in all ways.
As an artist, Charles’ paintings have been evolving through his thirty years of experience in the art world. His pieces, influenced by the rhythm of life, have become more tactile. His work, rightfully so, is often referred to as “sculptural paintings”. The unique art creations have a historical reference to the bas relief sculpture technique. Charles’ art utilizes acrylic paint, organic materials, and man-made objects. Charles’ pieces are a true process such that finished panel canvas sculptures sometimes hold up to 40 layers of materials.
Charles is an accomplished artist with pieces in private collections around the world. He breaks the boundaries of art and, thus, re-difines art itself– a common theme among Mark White Fine Art Gallery artists. His journey in art has now lead him to discover interactive pieces that are meant to engage the viewer who can move the panel blocks around. One of his newest works, ‘Pieces From the Heart’ is a twenty-five paneled canvas holding 5 by 5 inch square box panels in a metal cradle with magnets on the back, allowing this masterfully designed work to be re-defined by moving the squares within the cradle. His new work is an elegant blending “joining of the nesting series with the bird nests in a new design featuring houses. I am thinking about calling the series ‘For the Birds’.”
As is true for many of us, Charles is dedicated to and cares about his community. One of Charles’ passions is helping where he can, having donated hundreds of pieces of art over the years. One of his focuses for this holiday season is this weekend’s Las Cumbres Community Services holiday benefit ‘All the Trimmings’. Charles’ three exciting new works being donated, pictured here, are ‘Gu‘, ‘Mawu’, and ‘Liza’. They are all 12×12 inch panels and are influenced by the Mayan culture.
Make sure that you bid on Charles’ pieces this weekend at the “All The Trimmings” show, taking place at Sanbusco. Mark White Fine Art is happy to support and participate in this event. Las Cumbres Community Services has been serving Santa Fe and the surrounding communities since 1971. Their mission is to provide quality services, public awareness, and integrated community supports for children, adults and families facing social, emotional and/or developmental challenges. For more information on Las Cumbres, visit their website at http://www.lascumbres-nm.org/index.php.