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

Everybody has a past and some may have been filled with tragedy but it doesn't always define your future in a negative light. You keep faith and god in your heart and let your experiences turn in to the lessons that build you into a stronger person.

How it fits into contest

The devil knows how to hit you where it hurts and tempt people to take the negative path in negative situation but when you realize you are stronger than your circumstance and give it to GOD, everything works out!


Ija Charles

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