Charles E. Newland (1934-2014) was a member by invitation of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, after winning two awards for his first two entries into their annual juried exhibition in New York City.
A museum director in Abilene, Texas, scene of his first one-man show in 1975, liked to refer to Newland’s style as magic realism, though like most artists, the style he used for each painting depended wholly on his vision for the work.
The magic began with his hyper-realistic technique and his use of color and composition, very often combining real man-made objects in very unreal settings. But not always.

As you scroll through the paintings and his later digital images, Charles saw and painted his world, his family and his friends through his personal lens, unique to him, which was his definition of art for the ages.  

For a full career biography that Charles wrote himself, when he created this website in 2000, click Here.  

The images below are recent photos of some of my favorite paintings.  




WALL DECORATION: 24”x 20”acrylic on stretched canvas. Phoenix, AZ, 1995. Honoring the artists and poets of our shared past.
CLIFTON: 30” x 20” acrylic on stretched canvas. Stepping off the edge of the world in an Arizona mining town.
HIGHWAY BLUES: 24” x 12” acrylic on canvas board. A Kansas highway toward an uncertain future.
HABITS: 20” x 24” acrylic on stretched canvas. Two of us.




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