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.



Artist Statement

As tribute to those who lost their homes in hurricane Katrina, I used the side of a home to paint these beautiful family to show that no matter where you are Home live within a family held together by faith in God.

How it fits into contest

No disaster is strong enough to break the bond of a family that finds strength in the Lord.


Ija Charles

How to Purchase this Artwork

Type of work: a unique original
Purchase price: $1000

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