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

                    Olympia, Wa.:                                            

                    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

                                                        

Past Projects:

 

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.