Ija Charles

Artist bio

As an artist, I work hard to develop paintings that speak both to me and to others about the beauty that exists in our corrupt society. Part of my process before I begin painting is to read and research as much as I can about the specific topic I want to recreate on canvas from my own perspective. I do not merely want to capture the image with my brush; rather, with carful, colorful strokes, I want to give a new lease on life. I try with every finished work to breathe life into our reality, so that its designs, ideas, innovations, and lifestyles are displayed on my canvas. The challenge as with any recreated moment is to not sugarcoat the topic at hand, and instead capture it in all its sincerity.


Blissful Thoughts

Artist Statement

The world is so corrupt yet there's still beauty that lies within it! And I use dead black and white grass to show how we're all put in situations that we can't control but the little boy has drawn flowers over them to show that you can always create your own happiness because no matter how bad your situation is you're only as low as you think and there's always something more beautiful that can make your situation easier to cope with, and the little girl is holding a bucket of water to water the chrysanthemum which is a symbol of Hope to symbolize how you must allow hope to stay in your heart and let it grow strong and beautiful because with faith on your side and belief in God Anything is Possible beyond the barriers of this world.

How it fits into contest

No matter what obsticals are in your way if you keep GOD first and stay positive no evil can stand in your way.


Ija Charles

How to Purchase this Artwork

Type of work: a unique original
Purchase price: $300

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