"In my paintings I try to evoke feelings and emotions about places,
instead of rendering strict analytical representations of them. I use
colour as a structural tool to bring out what I feel is essential in terms
of light, dark, cool and warm. This in turn brings out the spirit of the
The world around us is forever changing. The many moods of the Canadian
landscape provide a formidable challenge for me as a painter. I hope that
upon observing my work, the viewer will understand something of what I
feel about painting."
Rod Charlesworth was born in Terrace, BC in 1955. At the age of seven
he moved to the Okanagan Valley where his fascination for drawing and
painting developed. He still lives in the Okanagan, although much of his
subject matter is derived from various areas of Western and Eastern Canada.
Rod's work is represented in many corporate and private collections in
Canada and the United States. He is also represented by fine commercial
galleries throughout Canada.