A4 West through Calne after approx 1 mile turn right signed Ratford and
Bremhill, continue on that lane for 2.4 miles turn left signed to
Charlcutt. The studio is half a mile on left by grey barns which are being converted
Charles Rodwell studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art 1974-78 where he was fortunate to be in the last year to be taught by Sir William Coldstream, the Slade Professor and founder of the Euston Road School. Working with other tutors including Patrick George, Jeffry Camp and Phillip Sutton he gained an insight into the painters' world and has continued to paint professionally ever since.
Growing up in the Kennet Valley and studying at Marlborough College, he then lived in Savernake Forest for two years between travels. He has travelled extensively working in the Far East, India and Sri Lanka. He taught at the Marlborough Summer School for 20 years and now lives near Calne with a large studio in the garden which overlooks panoramic landscapes. His paintings reflect his close association with the Marlborough Downs and the surrounding countryside, painting 'plein air' in the landscape both in watercolour and oil. In contrast he has recently accompanied groups of painters to Sri Lanka and India and the experiences and memories from these trips gives him plenty of inspiration to create large colourful oil paintings and figure compositions. He runs small painting courses from his studio in the Summer. Recently he has completed a series of wood engravings based on figures from his travels which add to a collection of woodcuts and engravings that span 40 years.
His talk 40 Years as a Painter on Sunday 7th July 11.30-12.30 will highlight some of his experiences and memories of a full and varied career. There will be drawings, paintings and prints from all stages of his life on display and excellent studio pricing