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.


Past to Present

Artist Statement

As a tribute to Louisiana I used this piece to represent how far GOD has taken us, this is like a look into the woman's thoughts to show that no matter what life put use through, faith got us to where we are today.

How it fits into contest

Life in general is a mind game played between life yourself and the game but with god by our sides nothing can stop us in creating a bright future.


Ija Charles

How to Purchase this Artwork

Type of work: a unique original
Purchase price: $3000

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