September 6: Art Bar

Be sure to check out Art Bar (1130 Morro St.) during Art After Dark and meet some of their resident artists and learn about their classes!

"Gorge Lagoon" Charlie Clingman

“Gorge Lagoon”
Charlie Clingman


Charlie Clingman was raised in spacious rural settings which had animals to play with and horses to ride.  This planted the seed for his future exploration and appreciation of nature.  He finds that international surfing experience has not only been a great thrill and good exercise but a fine way to observe the water and surrounding landscapes. He seeks to have his paintings represent the beauty and action he encounters.  Charlie holds a passion for natural dynamics.  He feels that studying from life (plein air/ painting outdoors) is essential.  “I am trying to observe things found in nature…colors and shapes…then, your imagination can take it from there…combining spectacular features from different objects and scenes to make a single sublime arrangement,” he explains.  “ I try to keep and open mind.  You never know where you will find inspiration.”