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Charles Basham

Charles Basham received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Kent State University in his native state of Ohio, where he still resides on the family farm where he grew up. He has been making art for over forty years, and, as a result, has enjoyed much acclaim for his visually stimulating and emotionally charged landscapes.

Throughout his career, Basham has become more and more attuned to the subtle changes in weather and atmosphere. In his pastels and oil paintings, the energy and impact of light is realized in harmonized color whose saturation and temperature have been pushed and raised beyond previous limits. In doing so, he has captured dramatic and compelling moments of morning and evening light over the farmlands of the Midwest and the marshes and beaches of the low country in South Carolina.


 

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 Paintings

       
Aurora 2015
Oil on Linen
36 x 47 inches  
  Colder Light of Morning 2014
Oil on Canvas
36 x 40 inches  
         
Evening Day Shade 2015
Oil on Linen
48 x 60 inches  
 
Crooked Creek 2014
Oil on Linen
16 x 18 inches 
         

Helianthus 2015              
Oil on Canvas
24 x 60 inches 
 

Malacite (Dusk) 2015
Oil on Linen
36 x 60 inches

         

Study for Wood's Floor 2012
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 inches
 

Swarm 2013
Oil on Linen
40 x 56 inches
         

Studio View, October 2016
Oil on Canvas
12 1/4 x 15 7/8 inches
 
Sunflowers, End of Season 2016
Oil on Canvas
12 1/8 x 15 3/4 inches
         

Sycamores Variation 2012          
Oil on Canvas
14 x 16 inches 
 

Wreckage 2014
Oil on Linen
18 x 24 inches
         

 Pastels

       

Blue Turning Green 2017
Pastel on Paper
22 1/4 x 30 inches  
  Flower of Morning 1998
Pastel on Paper
30 1/2 x 42 inches  
         
Late Morning Rolling Fog 2015
Pastel on Paper
12 x 17 1/2 inches
   
Little Glade Pond -
Blue Ridge Parkway
2009
Pastel on Paper
19 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches
         
Gourds 2015
Pastel on Paper
26 1/2 x 33 inches
 
Molten Sky 2012
Pastel on paper
22 1/4 x 28 inches
         

New Fields Shedding Mist 1995
Pastel on Paper
12 1/2 x 32 inches 
 
Low Rolling Pastures,
Blue Ridge
2011
Pastel on Paper
7 1/4 x 22 inches 
         

Torrent 2018
Pastel on Paper
Mounted on Board
45 x 60 inches 
 

Waterrock Knob 2015
Pastel on Paper
10 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches