Charley Harper Artist Profiles

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About Charley

When once asked to describe his art style, Harper replied, “When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see the feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts; and herein lies the lure of painting; in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe.”

Charley’s Story

As told by the artist’s letter…

Charley Harper Puns

By all accounts, Charley had a great sense of humor which complemented his artistic creativity.

Todd Oldham Video

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Edie Harper

Charley’s Wife, an artist in her own right.

Charley’s Artwork