Charles Tersolo   Fine Art Oil Paintings

Available Paintings

The paintings shown here are currently available for purchase. Most works are framed in four-inch traditional gold frames. Mahogany drop-box style frames constructed at my family's New Hampshire wood shop are available on some works for an additional charge. Please contact the galleries directly for purchasing options.


JCO's Art Haus. 805 University Avenue #E, Los Gatos, CA 95032

JCO's Fine Art & Art Haus in the South Bay area of Northern California is presenting my current show of paintings of Death Valley, Redwoods National Park and Southwest landscapes.

Giants; 11x14 Hidden Beach; 6x8 Twisted; 16x20 Spotlight; 18x24 Zabriskie; 24x30 Fairweather Friends; 24x48 Inferno; 30x40 Troubadour; 30x40 East of Eden; 30x40 Sky High; 36x48

Prince Albert Guest House. 164 Commercial St, Provincetown MA 02657

A few of my paintings are on display in the common areas of the Prince Albert Guest House. Two sea captains homes were combined to create this charming and centrally located inn, you should check this place out next time you visit Cape Cod.

The Dawn Redwood; 48x48 Empire in the Sun; 30x40 Superstar (Cupola House); 30x40

Design Domaine Gallery. 306 Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Design Domaine Gallery is in the community of Spring Lake in Monmouth County on the shore.

Edge of Seventeen; 36x48 Event Horizon; 30x40 Winter Green; 36x24 Eiffel Sun; 30x40

13FOREST Gallery. 167-A Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA 02474

The paintings shown below are on display at 13FOREST Gallery, located across from the Capitol Theatre in Arlington. Hours are Tue-Wed 11-7, Thu 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-6, Sun by appointment or chance.

Morning Mist; 12x16 Old South Snow; 6x4 Night Moves; 24x24

Out of the Blue Gallery. 541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02139

Art, music and a true community space in the heart of Central Square, Tom Tipton and the staff of Out of the Blue are open most days from 11am to midnight.

No paintings of mine on display here at this time.


Thanassi Gallery. 234 Commercial St, Provincetown MA 02657

Thanassi Gallery is located in the center of town across from Whaler's Wharf. This gallery has show my work since 2004.

Monument; 14x18 Prowess; 10x8 Cupola; 30x24 Cupola; 24x18 Cupola; 10x8 Martha; 12x9 Robinson (Everglades); 11x14

The Copley Society of Art. 158 Newbury St, Boston MA 02116

Founded in 1879, The Copley Society of Art is the oldest artist membership organization in the United States. I've been a member since 2004 and a Copley Artist since 2009. Located in Boston's main gallery district near the corner of Newbury and Dartmouth Streets, I usually have a few paintings displayed in their ongoing small works gallery.

Palais; 6x8 Silver and Gold; 8x10 42nd; 12x9

Charles Tersolo Fine Art. One Hartford Square, Suite C4, New Britain CT 06052

The paintings listed below are currently with me in my studio, and I also bring a selection of them to art festivals which I travel to across the country. See the Events page for the next shows where I'll be exhibiting these works. While I'm usually at my studio most days between 10am and 7pm, my schedule often changes. If you contact me in advance, I will make myself available for your visit.

Just Grand: Paris, Venice, New York City, and the Grand Canyon

Paris
Louvre; 12x16 Fin de Journee; 24x36 Statue d'Or; 9x12
Venice and Italy
Courtyard; 6x8 Garden Entrance; 22x28 Les Grandes Maisons; 30x40 Apres l'Opera; 16x20 Sera (Venice); 9x12 Morning Sun; 36x48 Giorgio; 11x14 Marco; 6x8 Pantheon; 4x6
New York City
Small Times; 12x9 American Bandstand; 8x10 Fontana; 30x24 Tribuna; 18x24 Rockefeller Gold; 36x60
Grand Canyon and the Southwest
Across; 24x48 Procession; 36x24 Sidle; 16x20 Rapido; 12x16 Juniper; 8x10 Badland Blues; 24x24 Sedona Bronze; 20x20 Cling; 6x4 Grand Canyon Bridge; 6x4 Country Road; 18x24 Monuments; 12x16 Southwest Sunlight; 24x18 Mexican Hat, Utah; 30x30

Elements

Giverny; 14x18 Skyward (Everglades); 36x60

Chicago

Chicago; 20x20

Washington, DC

Jefferson Cherry; 20x20 Preside; 9x12

New England

Study for George and the Fall; 20x20 Victoria Light; 20x20

Synthetic Impressionism

Synthetic Impressionism is a popular non-traditional painting style that many of my collectors enjoy. French Music; 36x48 Castel; 8x10 Rialto; 9x12 Alexandre; 12x16 Vegas; 24x30 Arc Rivals; 20x20

Portraits

Sense; 18x24 Overlook; 10x8 Chinatown; 18x24 Debut; 24x36 Retrospect; 6x4

Abstract

In 2003 I began my own abstract pieces. Rather than working from an idea, emotion, or experience, my abstract paintings are pure expression of color and shape. These works are created with traditional painting method, using thin paint layers at first, applying shapes and colors and allowing them to dry. Successive layers of paint are applied, the colors and shapes respond to early ones and grow, like a city. Some colors are preserved until the end, while others get covered or altered. Glazing with transparent layering of color, or semi-transparent frotties including some white, are traditional oil techniques that allows harmonizing when applied to the whole canvas. The finesse and expressive qualities of my pure abstracts grow with my other styles, informing each other.

Untitled No. 26 (L'ahidous); 36x72 Untitled No. 24, 25; 24x16 Untitled No. 23; 20x16 Untitled No. 22; 6x8 Untitled No. 21; 6x8 Untitled No. 20; 24x24 Untitled No. 11; 24x20

Conceptual

Early cityscapes included writing on the backs of the canvas. A kind of journal entry, they document moments where everyday, cliché, common sense logic revealed themselves to Charles's "question authority" persona. "In 2001 I began moving written word to the front of my paintings. Conceptual and installation art was playful and engaging for me, but often huge or impractical for display in homes. My textual paintings provoke as much as museum pieces, but have a surface reading that is light and jumbled, explored only when one stops, stares at them, and seeks out their meaning." These paintings are livable, decorative, and often minimal in range of color or tonal values. They employ encrypted and conjugated proverbs, combined with images of popular art, to expose the virtues of living deliberately and gaining the style of others.

Destination; 18x36 Play II; 12x12 Play III; 16x16 Play IV; 12x12 Play V; 8x8 With II; 8x8 With; 8x8 Make; 24x24 Keep; 48x48 Play; 24x24 Body III; 48x24

Unique Works

These paintings are those that fit into the category of not fitting into a category. They are also works that remain available from previously-completed painting series. This label allows growth and exploration of singular ideas outside the context of a larger body of work.

Nude in a Red Chair; 14x11 Marriage of Church and State; 11x14 Harness; 24x18 Pet; 40x30 Water; 36x24

updated: 9/22/2017