"Morning Fog"  in Charles Luckstone's blog
"Morning Fog" in Charles Luckstone's blog

                      Artist Statement 

 

Several years ago I visited the Netherlands in the spring. I was entranced with the flower fields full of color; the open, flat landscape, and the moody weather that blustered and brooded, then blazed with sunshine. Here the earth and sky met very gently where the morning mist lifted off a canal. The horizon line is a significant element in my work as it is the place where infinite open space meets finite earth. The horizon line is a lovely metaphor for our human reaching for the divine, an underlying theme throughout my work. “For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God” Hebrews 3:4.  

Buildings have been a favorite subject in my work for many years. They speak of the human element in the landscape.  My art truly lies somewhere in the dichotomy between narrow, domestic scenes and expansive, natural landscapes.


Resume

 

 

 

Education

 

B.F.A.       1983          Studio Art       University of Maryland

 

Honors and Awards

 

2013          First Place, National Juried Show, "Abstraction and Reality", at Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

2011          Award of Merit, Fredericksburg Art Festival, Fredericksburg, VA

2010          Finalist, Bethesda Painting Awards, Frasier Gallery, Bethesda, Md

2009          Honorable Mention, Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit, VA

2008          Honorable Mention, University of Mary Washington Centennial Exhibition

2006          2nd Place in painting in Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit, VA

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2016          Hill Center Galleries, Exhibition, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

2015          Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Small Works, VA

2015          Solo Exhibtion at Fawn Lake Country Club, Spotsylvania, VA

2015          Solo Exhibition at Westminister Canterbury, Richmond, VA

2014          Hill Center Galleries, Exhibition, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

2014          Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Celebrate with Color       

2014          Glave Kocen Gallery, Small Works Show, Richmond, VA

2013          6x6x6 show, Liberty Arts Workshop, Fredericksburg, VA

2013          "Live in Art" art showcase at Amelia Square, Fredericksburg, VA

2013          Glave Kocen Gallery, "Summer Splash", group show, Richmond, VA

2013          Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, National Juried  

                  Exhibition, Fredericksburg, VA

2013          Glave Kocen Gallery, Small Works Show, Richmond, VA

2012          Nichols Annex Gallery, Back to Nature group show, Barboursville, VA

2012          Glave Kocen Gallery, Small Works Show, Richmond, VA

2011          Solo Exhibition, Member Gallery, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, VA

2011          Gallery at NIH, Bethesda, Md

2011          Glave Kocen Gallery Small Works Show, Richmond, VA

2010          Exhibit at Sage Moon Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2010          Invitational Group Show at Libertytown Arts Workshop, Fredericksburg, VA

2010          Two person show at Wide River Gallery, Colonial Beach, VA

2010          Bethesda Painting Awards, Frasier Gallery, Bethesda, Md

2010          Arts Healing Journey, juried show at Mary Washington Hospital

2010          Glave Kocen Gallery group show, Richmond, VA

2009          Liberty Town Arts member show, Fredericksburg, VA

2009          Small Works Show, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts

2009          Two person show at Wide River Gallery, Colonial Beach, VA

2009          Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA

2009          Small Works Show, Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

2008          Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, April Regional Art Show, VA

2008          Mary Washington Centennial Exhibition, VA

2007          Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, June Regional Art Show, VA

2007          Two person exhibit at Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, VA

2006          Uniquely Fredericksburg Art Show, Fredericksburg, VA

2006          Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit, Fredericksburg, VA

 

Affiliations and Gallery Representation

 

Liberty Town Artist Workshop Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

Nichols Gallery Annex, Barboursville, VA

J Fergeson Gallery, Farmville, VA

 

 

Corporate Collections

 

National Association of Homebuilders Headquarters, Washington, DC

Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

First Market Bank, Headquarters, Richmond, VA