Charles Wallis, AWS
CHARLES WALLIS, AWS is a native Missourian who finds most of his subject matter in his home state. His interest in art began at an early age. He studied at the American Academy of Art and has enjoyed the opportunity to paint for nearly half a century.
He is a representational painter who looks for the subtle surprises in nature for inspiration, especially inanimate objects that tell us something about ourselves. He delights in capturing ordinary subjects that from time to time present themselves in a very special way.
Oil and Watercolor are his favorite mediums. Each has its own unique characteristics that bring excitement to the painting process.
His work has been on national tour in traveling exhibitions of the National Park Service and the American Watercolor Society. He became a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society in 1992.
He has exhibited in juried shows such as Watercolor U. S. A., Rocky Mountain National, Adirondack National Exhibition, Northwest Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Societies of Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Houston, Kansas, San Diego, and Texas. He is a member of the Watercolor U. S. A. Honor Society.
He has also won several prizes in St. Louis art shows and is a Distinguished Member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.
In 1985, a collection of his work of the Gateway Arch was on exhibit in the Arch Museum during the summer of its 20th anniversary.
His work is in several corporate and private collections and his painting technique is featured in Watercolor Your Way, a book written by Carl Schmalz and published by Watson Guptill.