My art represents a journey that has been on-going for more than forty years. Guidance from some wonderful artists. Years of plein-air painting and instructing have developed a style that I can call my own. I believe that my current work has attained its highest level so far, reflecting the depth of my absorption in the wonder and beauty of the world around me. I have learned that, as an artist, I will never stop looking for better ways to express my feelings in art and that struggling to more fully understand myself is integral to my painting; a philosophy that was part of every workshop that I gave – and remains true today.
Charles Spratt, artist, teacher, has been painting professionally for more than 35 years. He has painted the landscape and given painting workshops from the BC West Coast to Nova Scotia. After more than 30 solo exhibitions of his work in galleries in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa, Charles Spratt paintings can be found in private collections across Canada.
Originally Charles painted in oils, later his painting medium moved to watercolours. He now paints exclusively in acrylics. His work has led to acceptance in such prestigious organizations as the Ontario Society of Artists, the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Canadian Artists. In 2016 he was awarded with a lifetime membership in the Manotick Art Association.