Born in 1958, artist Robert Charon grew up in the metro Phoenix area of Arizona. Robert began to cultivate his creative mind at a very early age. In fact, his first private show was held at a local private library when he was only twelve years old. In high school, Charon developed a love of watercolors, and continued to pursue his education through art scholarships to colleges in both Arizona and Utah. During a break in his undergraduate years, Robert spent two years in Taiwan where he acquired an impassioned fondness of oriental tradition and art. Charon draws from his experiences in Taiwan and the influence of eastern culture for inspiration as an artist.
For Robert, the splendor of nature and wonder of the world itself leaves an impression that long outlasts any one artistic movement. Charon is passionate about depicting the world in brilliant subtleties of everyday life. He does not rely on specific movements or periods in art history to drive his own unique style, but does appreciate the fluidity of present day watercolorists. Robert’s work can best be described as an all-embracing balance of converse yet connected imagery. It is an anecdote of light and dark; from translucent to opaque; from abstract to realism. His style is diverse and captures life’s nuances in both subtle and dramatic ways. Whether it is a graceful landscape or a resonant color field abstract, Charon’s work evokes a felling of peace and tranquility. The depth of his paintings calls viewers to reflection; an uninterrupted moment kept for inner thoughts and deeper meanings.
“As an artist I am inspired by everything around me from a beautiful sky with interesting cloud formations to a bank of grass reflection in a still pool of water. It all fascinates me.”