As far as I can remember when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I've always answered an artist. I attended the High School of Music and Art in New York where I loved studying art in a creative environment full of talented students. However, In college I decided to study computer science to be more practical. After working in the software industry for 20 years and trying to find a work life balance, I've decided to pursue my passion again. I studied at the Art Students League of Denver under Mitch Caster for over two years and now draws regularly with a group of talented artists.

As a teen I traveled all over the country working in state fairs during the summer. On my breaks I've always hung around the portrait artists as they drew visitors using charcoals and pastels. Since then, I've always had the passion to draw people. It is a simple subject yet infinitely complex in forms and colors. The ability to capture the essence of human beauty and spirit, is a lifetime of study.


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William Char's portrait and figurative art work