Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Charles N. Pruitt

Charles N. Pruitt, a West Texas native born on July 10, 1941, near the small farming and ranching community of Colorado City, considers himself an "impressionist of the Southwest," working from life using the "alla primal' or "plein air" method. He portrays his subjects in oil or watercolor. His observation of nature, interpretation of values based on intuition and the effect of light as well as emotion and experience has produced a style described as spontaneous and honest. One of his most prized honors was representing West Texas at an art show inside the U. S. Capitol Building in 1977. In 1991, he was selected feature artist for the Celebration Of The Arts Show where he was honored with a special poster edition of "Plum Blossoms." He also had a painting juried into the Arts For The Parks Top 200, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as well as the Allied Artists 78th Annual Exhibition in New York City, of which he is an associate member. Since 1993, his artwork has been regularly juried into the prestigious Charles M. Russell Art Auction.

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