Charles Byrd is an Oklahoma artist who works primarily with Oils and is passionately inspired by rural landscapes and architecture.
Charles has studied independently with master painters to hone his skills. He is a member of the Oil Painters of America and has exhibited in national juried events.
Charles prefers painting in studio and his works are known for attention to detail and a constant pursuit of “capturing the light”. His method employs various tools and techniques to apply and then smudge and scrape away paint. He has recently devoted himself to painting cityscapes attempting to evoke the energy, vitality and spirit of the city. He sometimes paints recognizable landmarks but often paints overlooked areas and dilapidated structures, finding beauty in the patina.