Charles Williams

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Born 1983 Georgetown, South carolina


"When you want it as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful." – Eric Thomas


Charles Williams says, "I explore the relationship between human emotions and the natural environment.  These parallel perspectives are the basis for my landscapes channeled onto canvas.  Often, it's my perception that I feel compelled to paint a specific landscape. These feelings inspire me to capture honest moments, showing others a glimpse of what’s beneath the surface."


Charles Williams is a professional contemporary realist painter from Georgetown, South Carolina and a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. From utilizing oils for the basis of landscapes, each painting captures his reflection of human emotions in response to and in sync with the natural environment. Recent achievements and awards include a Hudson River Landscape Fellowship, featured work in the Artists Magazines 28th Annual Art Competition, honorable mention from Southwest Art Magazines 21 Emerging Under 31 competition, 2012 Winner of the Fine Art Category from Creative Quarterly, 2013 selected artist for 28th Positive Negative juried art exhibition at East Tennessee State University, juror/curated by Michael Ray Charles from PBS Ar21, one of 25 selected artists for 2012 Dave Bown Project in Chicago, juror/curated by Karl Hecksher, owner K5 Editions, New York, Andrea Karnes, curator at Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Mary Kate O’Hare, curator American Art, Newark Museum, 2nd place Bluecanvas Publication international competition “Environments,” and featured cover artist of Composite and Professional Artist Magazine. Williams' works has been shown in American Art Collector, Empty Magazine, Charleston Magazine, Grand Strand, Studio Visit, Bluecanvas and other national publications. He was recently interviewed and broadcast on ETV/ NPR station, entitled: Nature Through the Eyes of an Artist. His contemporary landscapes have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in galleries in New York, Vermont, California, Georgia, South Carolina and several other southeastern states.



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Museum of Art, "Swim" Myrtle Beach, SC (upcoming)

2012 Robert Lange Studios, "In Thought" Charleston, SC

2011 Robert Lange Studios, "Capture" Charleston, SC

2011 Cheryl Newby Gallery, "Southern Exposure" Pawleys Island, SC

2002 Goffreys, Georgetown, SC

2001 Prince George Gallery, Georgetown, SC 


Two Person Exhibitions

2010 Robert Lange Studios, "Still: Moving" Charleston, SC 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 (SCAD) Savannah College of Art and Design "Snapshots" Savannah, GA

2013 Morton Fine Art, “A Collection of Landscapes and Memories” Washington, DC

2012 Robert Lange Studios, "Everything Changes" Charleston, SC

2012 The Bennington Art Center, "Artist for the New Century" Bennington, VT

2011 Robert Lange Studios, "Fortune" Charleston, SC

2011 Robert Lange Studios, “What We Choose” Charleston, SC

2010 The Morean Art Center, "Paint the Town" St. Petersburg, FL

2010 Robert Lange Studios, “Black & White” Charleston, SC

2009 Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, New York, NY

2009 Scoop Studios Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC

2009 Kulture Klash, Charleston, SC

2009 Robert Lange Studios, "Yellow & Blue Show" Charleston, SC

2007-2008 Michael Murphy Gallery, Tampa, FL

2007 I. Pinckney Simons Gallery, Beaufort, SC

2007 Childrens Incorporated Foundation, Richmond, VA

2006 Pei Lang Art Gallery, Savannah, GA

2006 Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2006 Lachance Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2005 Greenwood Arts Council, Greenwood, SC

2004 Southwinds Fine Art Gallery, Litchfield, SC

2002 Grey Mans Fine Art Gallery, Litchfield, SC

2002 Georgetown Rice Museum, Georgetown, SC

2001-2006 Litchfield Art Exchange, Pawleys Island, SC

2001 Prince George Framing Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC 


Selected Publications And Reviews

2013 Inspiration

2013 The Fine Art Post 

2012 Certain Circuits

2012 American Art Collector (Issue 83)

2012 Art Mag Magazine

2012 22 Magazine

2012 ETV/NPR radio

2012 Professional Artist Magazine

2012 Charleston Magazine

2012 Grand Strand Magazine

2012 Fine Line Magazine

2012 Yareah Magazine

2012 Style

2012 Art

2012 Scene 360 Magazine



2012 Mercury Magazine

2012 Escape Into


2012 Creative Quarterly (Issue 27)

2012 Composite Arts Magazine

2012 Empty Magazine (Issue 21)

2012 Studio Visit Publication

2011 The Artist Magazine

2011 Charleston City Paper

2011 Empty

2011 Escape Into

2011 Lines and


2011 21 Emerging Under 31, Southwest Art Magazine

2011 American Art Collector Magazine (Issue 74)

2011 Bluecanvas Magazine (Issue 10)

2011 Poets and Artist Magazine (Issue 4 & 29)

2011 Art Galleries and Artists of the South Magazine

2011 Charleston Art Magazine


2011 Grand Strand Magazine

2010 Coastal Observer

2010 The American Art Collector Magazine (Issue 57)

2010 Art Galleries and Artists of the South Magazine

2010 Charleston Scene

2010 Charleston Magazine

2010 Charleston City Paper

2010 The

2009 West Ashley City Paper

2009 Charleston City Paper

2007 Childrens Incorporated Foundation, Richmond, VA

2000-2003 Georgetown Times, Georgetown, SC    


Grants And Awards

2013 2013 Griffith-Reyburn Artist of the Year Award; Coastal Community Foundation 

2013 Selected artist for 28th Positive Negative National Juried Art Exhibition at

          East Tennessee State University. Juror/curated by Michael Ray Charles from PBS Art21

2012 Dave Bown Project (25 Selected International Artist) Chicago, IL 

          juried/curated by Karl Hecksher, Owner of K5 Editions, New York; 

          Andrea Karnes, Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; 

          and Mary Kate O’Hare, Curator of American Art at the Newark Museum

2012 BluecanvasPublication 2nd place International Competition “Environments”

2012 Creative Quarterly Publication (Fine Arts Professional Category)

2011 10 Most Popular Artist on EIL Year Review -Escape Into Life

2011 28th Annual Art Competition (landscape/interior category), Semi-finalist

        - the Artist Magazine

2011 21 Emerging Under 31, Honorable Mention -Southwest Art Magazine

2011 Artist of the month,

2009 Hudson River Landscape Fellowship,"Grand Central Academy" Hunter, NY

2001-2003 Best of Show, Georgetown County Rice Museum, SC  


Teaching Experience 

2013 Instructor, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

2013 Instructor, School of the Arts (SOA), North Charleston, SC

2013 Alumni Spotlight Lecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, SC

2012 North Charleston School of the Arts (SOA) - Juror for 2013 enrolled Students, 

          North Charleston, SC 

2012 C. E. Williams Collaborative, Pawleys Island, & Charleston, SC

2012 Instructor, Artist Loft School, Charleston, SC

2012 Artist and Residence, Waccamaw Elementary, Intermediate, & High, Pawleys Island, SC

2012 Porter Gaud - Juror for Annual Art Exhibition, Charleston, SC 

2011 Artist and Residence, Waccamaw Intermediate, Pawleys Island, SC

2003 Teacher Assistant, Georgetown Gifted and Talented Program, Georgetown, SC 



Bachelor of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2006 Savannah, GA 




Robert Lange Studios