Charles Pompilius paints from both Detroit and Naples, Florida.
His current work is a series of paintings and pastels inspired by the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. In these he seeks to capture the power and grandeur of sky and water.
Charles' paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States, from New York to San Francisco.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Central Michigan University as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa. In 1984, he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Charles has taught painting at Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies, as well as the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center and Paint Creek Center for the Arts in metro Detroit. He is the recipient of a Pollack-Krasner Award and a Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artist Grant.
Best known as a portraitist, Charles has painted a number of prominent Michiganders. In 2011 he completed the official portrait of Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, which now hangs in the capitol rotunda in Lansing. In 2013, he painted Allan Gilmour, president emeritus of Wayne State University. In 2016, he painted Michigan Sixth District Congressman Fred Upton, a painting now hanging in the Rayburn Building in Washington, DC.
Learn more about Charles at charlespompilius.com/
No hiking is involved in this workshop; locations are just a few steps from parking. Charles paints in oil but students may choose any medium.
All levels of experience. Class limit is 12 students.