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Charles Guess

Each time Charles visits an art museum the area he seeks out first is that of the European and American impressionist. He has always been fascinated by the application of color and value in order to create an image in the viewers mind without depicting each detail of a scene or model. Charles feels that art should stimulate some memory or emotion within the viewer, something that causes one to pause for a moment and to literally have an encounter with the specific piece of art.

His interest in painting began in McComb when his mother gave him art lessons in the fifth grade with the late Margaret Cain. Years later while in medical school, he dabbled with oils and continued to paint on an intermittent basis until his wife, Sandra, gave him, as a birthday present, a series of lessons with Dianne Norman of Jackson. He continued to paint with Dianne for about four years and has subsequently been self-taught, although he has attended various workshops and classes. He has had previous shows at Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, Hinds Community College and at Gulf South Gallery in McComb. He is a former member of the Mississippi Artist Guild, and his paintings have won several local awards. His painting of the Cafe Du Monde won a national award at the annual conference of American Physicians Art Association.

Dr. Guess does some painting outdoors but because of time constraints he usually uses photographs as a basis for a painting. He does his own photography as it is important to have a feel for the location and to have a better understanding of what is in the shadows and surrounding area beyond the framework of the photograph. He keeps two cameras in his van as he is always on the lookout for a pleasing or interesting scene. He has began to experiment with variations of color and some of his pieces lean more toward abstract. He enjoys a variation of style.

Charles work can be viewed at Southern Breeze Gallery in Ridgeland.

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               GC195 "Summer Path" - oils on 40"x40" gallery wrapped canvas - $900

               GC192 "Swamp" - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC193 "Meadow meets Forrest" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,100

               GC191 "Tall in the Swamp" - oils on 30"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,050

               GC189 "Upper Lake Marsh" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,100

               GC187 "Lake Entrance" - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC186 "Shoreline with Morning Light" - oils on 24"x30" gallery wrapped canvas - $650

               GC183 "Pond Road" - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC182 "Summer Morning" - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC171 "Bayou Safe Tie Up" - oils on 30"x40" canvas framed to 31.5"x41.5" - $950

               GC170 "Cypress Slough" - oils on 30"x40" canvas framed to 31.5"x41.5" - $950

               GC167 "Bayou La Batre Backwater" - oils on 30"x40" gallery wrapped canvas - $950

               GC163 "Restful Backwater" - oils on 30"x40" gallery wrapped canvas - $950

               GC165 "Pond Side Winter" - oils on 11"x14" canvas framed to 18"x21" - $395

               GC155 "Sunrise in the Trees" - oils on 30"x40" Canvas framed to 32"x42" - $950

               GC143 "Hill Cotton Country" - oils on 36"x36"Gallery Wrapped Canvas - $900

               GC138 "Cloudy Day at the River" - oils on 16"x18"canvas framed to 22"x26" - $435

               GC137 "Low Water at Gilbert's Pond" - oils on 16"x18"canvas framed to 22"x26" - $435

               GC129 "Field House" - oils on 14"x18" canvas framed to 15.5"x19.5" - $425

               GC121 "Shallow Water" - oils on 11"x14" canvas framed to 12.5"x15.5" - $395

               GC106 "Creek and Meadow Reflections" - oils on 18"x24" gallery wrapped canvas - $485

               GC99 "Flood Waters" - oils on 18"x24" gallery wrapped canvas - $485

               GC82 "Late Autumn Hay Harvest" - oils on 11"x14" canvas framed to 12.75"x15.75" - $395

 

Southern Breeze Gallery * Trace Station, 500 HWY 51 North, Suite U, Ridgeland, MS 39157 * (601) 607-4147