Monday, January 17, 2005

Mark Charleville: Coonass artist

Mark Charleville: Coonass artist
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Mark Charleville is both a commercial designer and deeply committed artist. It chafes at him to work in the dessicated world of quick-and-dirty production. But like many fellows, he learned as a youngster to make the best living possible. Charleville is a garrulous fellow, yet he enjoys isolation, residing with wife Lilly Daigle way in the country.

The oils he will present at Bistineau Gallery on Saturday - please see below - explore the woods, animals and people found deep in the Louisiana bayou territory. These paintings evoke a dark world and scary stories. Yet the subject matter and mood seem appropriate for the Carnival season. Be aware that he has captivated viewers throughout the region with his insightful bayou scenes.

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