We love the story behind our our buyer found our August Featured artist, Charles Gary Prentiss. We found his work through Forest Lewinger's Instagram (he's Workaday Handmade). The charming story is that Forest married Charles' daughter Molly, and Forest made pots as gifts for the wedding party. Charles then made paintings based on the pots Forest made for his new family. :) The style of these still life paintings are not characteristic of Charles' larger body of work, but he was happy to do them for us. All pieces are available for sale in store and online.
Charles Prentiss is an artist, museum exhibit designer and architectural and color consultant living in Santa Cruz County, CA. As an artist he works primarily as a painter and printmaker. Born in Astoria, Oregon, he grew up in Orange County, CA. Attended UCLA as an art major, 1962-3. US Army Reserve 1964. Graduated from UC Riverside in Zoology, 1966. Worked as Curator of the Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History from 1969-98. Charles lives with his wife in a co-housing group of three families in La Selva Beach, CA.