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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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               GC234 "Revolution Lake Passtime" - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC230 "Empty Fields" - oils on 48"x60" gallery wrapped canvas - $2,400

               GC232 "Swinging Bridge at Byram" - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC229 "Cabin on Ridge Rd." - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC228 "Afternoon Serenity" - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC168 "Path Out of the Woods" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,300

               GC169 "Path Beyond the Woods" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,300

               GC227 "Oxbow Shallows" - oils on 36"x36" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,100

               GC223 "Midday Shade" - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC224 "Upper Lake Passage" - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC225 "South Pasture Pond" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,300

               GC221 "Hilltop Cabin" - oils on 24"x30" gallery wrapped canvas - $700

               GC219 "Barn with Star" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,300

               GC218 "Canton Cotton" - oils on 40"x40" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,400

               GC217 "Tool Shed at Cotton Field" - oils on 40"x40" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,400

               GC216 "Wilderness Road" - oils on 30"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,200

               GC215 "Back Bay Shoreline" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,300

               GC213 "Inner Lake" - oils on 30"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,300

               GC211 "Winter Grazing" - oils on 40"x40" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,400

               GC203 "The Road Home" - oils on 48"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,800

               GC196 "Seaside Path" - oils on 36"x36" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,100

               GC193 "Meadow meets Forrest" - oils on 36"x48" gallery wrapped canvas - $1,300

               GC138 "Cloudy Day at the River" - 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