Biography

Chuck Marshall (Charles W. Marshall, Jr.) was born in Wilmington, Ohio, on December 7, 1957. The small town of New Antioch, about 7 miles outside of Wilmington, became home to Chuck, his one brother, five sisters, mother and father. The small house this large family grew up in was purchased by his father at an auction. The structure had once been used to house furs, where they were bought and sold. His father, having worked in construction as a plasterer, remodeled the building into a home.

The surrounding area was known for its agriculture - mainly hogs and corn. So Chuck grew up working farms and spending time in his father's construction trade, but from a very early age Chuck knew he wanted to do something different with his life - he knew he was going to be an artist. He would spend hours each day sketching images of fields and hillsides that he would see while roaming the countryside.

When in high school Chuck was fortunate enough to have an art teacher that cared about young artistic minds and introduced Chuck to all forms of art. This was when Chuck first started sketching people and found he was good enough to win a few Gold Key Scholastic Awards by doing so.

Chuck attended one year at the Cincinnati Art Academy before moving to southern California, where he studied at the California Art Institute. While out west he studied with various artists that worked in the Southwest and California Plein Air styles. (Plein Air is a French term meaning to paint from life, or on location.)

At that time in Chuck’s early career, his focus was on wildlife and the landscapes he loved so much. When he could, he would go outside to paint. Although family obligations didn't leave much time for Chuck to dedicate himself to his art, he was able to find enough success in his paintings to keep him inspired as an artist.

Throughout his career, Chuck has also worked as an illustrator and graphic designer. His illustrations have been featured in magazines, books, popcorn tins, as well as prints and greeting cards. His fine art has been published in International Artist and American Artist Magazine. Chuck has won numerous awards and has also performed as a judge in juried art competitions. His work hangs in many private and corporate collections, and he has been asked to demonstrate his craft for art groups, teaching both illustration and fine art classes. He is a member of many art groups local and national.

Chuck's art is a direct reflection of his love of art, nature and life itself.

Shows & Events

“Callaway Gardens Plein Air Festival” National Event, Pine Mountain Georgia 2012

“American Impressionist Society” National Competition, Carmel California 2011

“Cincinnati Dreams Italy” Group Show, Cincinnati, Ohio 2011

“One Man Show” Tennessee Art League, Nashville, Tennessee 2011

“Southern State Community College” Plein Air group show, Ohio 2011

“One Man Show” Wilmington College, Wilmington, Oh 2011

“One Man Show” Anna Bier Gallery, Greenville Ohio 2010

“Great American Paint Out” Group Artist Event, National Event, Apalachicola, FL 2010

“One Man Show” Studio 14 Benkin Art Gallery, Tipp City, OH 2010

“Door County Plein Air Festival” National Group Event, Door County, WI 2009

“ Awakenings” One Man Show, Gallery 42, Mason, OH 2009

Gallery Grand Opening Two Man Show, Gallery 42, Mason, OH 2008

“The Impressionist Landscape” One Man Show, Bryan Roberts Gallery 2005

“Christmas Miniature Show” Group Show, Miller Gallery 2004

“The Ohio Plein Air Competition Art Show” Group Show, Studio 4 Art Gallery 2004

“The Franklin Park Conservatory Show” Group Show, Bryan Roberts Gallery 2004

“A Passion for Nature” One Man Show, Elizabeth Rice Gallery 2003

“Christmas Miniature Show” Group Show, Miller Gallery 2003

“Christmas Miniature Show” Group Show, Miller Gallery 2002

“The Future is Now” Group Show, Patricia Weiner Gallery 2001

“Summer Selections from: The Cincinnati Art Club” Juried Art Show, Cincinnati Art Galleries 2000

“Regional Juried Show” Oil Painters of America, Chicago, IL 2000

“Seasons and Perspectives: A Group Showing of Landscapes” 8 Cincinnati Artists,  KZF Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 1999

“Impressionism and Beyond” Two Man Show, Scaff Gallery 1998

“Viewpoint 98” – Cincinnati Art Club Juried Competition

“Spring Paint Out: Plein-Air Competition” 1st Place, Painting in collection of Harry Wilks, Pyramid Hill, Hamilton, OH 1997

“Viewpoint 96” – Cincinnati Art Club Juried Competition

“Eleven” Works by 11 Cincinnati Artists, Cincinnati Art Galleries  1996

“Spring Paint Out: Plein-Air Competition” 1st Place, Painting in collection of Harry Wilks, Pyramid Hill, Hamilton, OH 1995

“Regional Juried Show” Oil Painters of America, Chicago, IL 1995

“Miniature Group Show” Hammond/Harkin Gallery 1995

“Scottsdale Art School Juried Art Show” Scottsdale, AZ 1995

“Miniature Group Show” Hammond/Harkin Gallery 1994-1995

“Spring Paint Out: Plein-Air Competition” 1st Place, Painting in collection of Harry Wilks, Pyramid Hill, Hamilton, OH 1994

“Open Studio Show” Newbury Park, CA 1993

“Landportraits” First annual juried show, Westlake Village, CA 1993

“Landportraits” First annual juried show, Westlake Village, CA 1992

“Scottsdale Art School Juried Art Show” Scottsdale, AZ 1992

“Landportraits” First annual juried show; Landportraits is also an organization promoting representational oil paintings of landscapes. Chuck is one of three co-founders. Westlake Village, CA 1991

“Westlake Village Juried Art Show” Art Association with over 300 members, 1st Place, Westlake Village, CA 1991

“Wildlife Art Show” Juried art show with over 10,000 viewers in Palm Springs, CA 1991

“Westlake Village Juried Art Show” Art Association with over 300 members, 1st Place, Westlake Village, CA 1990

“Art Walk” Juried art show, Thousand Oaks, CA 1990

 

Judging

Hoosier Salon Annual Competition

Indiana Plein Air Painters Annual State Competiion

Ohio Plein Air Society Group Show

Studio 14 Benkin Gallery “All About Men” Group Show

Westlake Village Art Guild Student Scholarship Juried Art Show

Learning Tree University Juried Student Art Show