CHARLES MCDONNELL WILLYARD
Born: Sept. 15th 1961 in Toledo, Ohio.
Studies: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mi., Ann Arbor Art
Association, Ann Arbor, Mi., 1985, 1986.
Media: Photography, Painting: Oils, acrylics, watercolor, charcoal, digital painting.
Exhibits: 1983 Ottawa, Ont. ,Canada : Den-art Gallery
1989-1990 Amarillo, Tx. : The Lost Circus Cooperative Gallery (co-
founded in 1988); O.H.M.S. Gallery
2000 Midnight Sun performance space;
2002 Washington Center For The Performing Arts;
2002 The Evergreen State College, Gallery 2
2003 Olympia Artswalk
2004 Plenty Restaurant
2005 The Fish Bowl Brewpub
2007, 2013 Capitol Florist
2007, 2010 Caffe Vita
2 pieces on permanent loan Washington Dept. of Ecology
1990s-Worked with local theatre groups in Olympia, painting backdrops and making props, masks, and costumes.
1999- Created installation, “In A Thicket”, in collaboration with Kagami Butoh Dance Company, at Midnight Sun Performance Space, Olympia.
2000- Scene-painter, “The Transfused” rock opera.
2002- Worked on restoration of Wa. State Supreme Court after 2001 earthquake, repainting faux oak-grain on plaster walls to match historical work.
2002/03- Participated in “Branching Out”, a National Geographic-sponsored project to bring artists into the temperate rainforest canopy of the Washington Coast, to produce work inspired from a treetop perspective. The outcome of this included the above-mentioned exhibit at The Evergreen State College.
‘92-present- Doing faux-finish, decorative painting in homes, small businesses.