Change ThisCharity Hubbard has been a professional and fine artist for over 20 years. She lives in Southern Oregon and finds much inspiration around her in landscape and people.
Charity has a background in commercial illustration, having worked for several years for Pixel Productions Inc., a commercial art and design company. She is trained in perspective and drafting, has illustrated by commission for architects and builders, rendering technical yet artistic architectural illustrations in a variety of mediums. Charity's current art pursuits are in fine art oil paintings of people, landscape, animals and architecture. Please view gallery section for a list of where her work is currently displayed. Charity also teaches weekly private classes for youth (ages 10 and up) teens and adults.
The practice of frequently painting from life on location "en plein air" and people from life is important to Charity. She feels that the regular exercise of painting from life enables her to better capture life, light and a truer sense of atmosphere, even when painting from life is not possible.
“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to bathe in it, to become part of it….They (the poets) talk as if the west wind could really sweep into a human soul; but it can’t. They tell us that ‘beauty born of murmuring sound’ will pass into a human face; but it won’t. Or not yet…. At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door…. We cannot mingle with the splendours we see... Someday, God willing, we shall get in.” ~CS Lewis