Charlie French

Charlie French

Boulder, CO

Yes, I have Down syndrome but first I want you to see me: Charlie French. Then I want you to see my ART!

Abstract artist Charlie French (he/him/his) works in his art studio almost daily, his commitment to his craft evident when viewing his beautiful, calming paintings. Born in NY, Charlie has lived both in the US and abroad, currently residing in Boulder, CO. While living and studying in London, a teacher noticed Charlie’s innate understanding of color theory and composition and hence encouraged Charlie and his parents to support and nurture his artistic passion.

Charlie creates impressive abstract works, tapping into his imagination and finding delight in the process as well as the finished product. He is a prolific painter, and when asked about his process responds: "I like colors and shapes. Sometimes I do (paint) a lot. Sometimes not. I don’t think about it. I have fun.” This is the key to Charlie’s process in that painting is fundamentally and powerfully a positive and therapeutic experience.  Studio time is most exciting, pushing boundaries and filled with exploration and energy, and then relaxing into a rhythm of contented, peaceful creation. Charlie’s abstract paintings mirror the joy of his imagination and share with the world a piece of his happiness. All of which provides Charlie with a meaningful, purposeful life.

When Charlie is not in his studio with his dog, Percy, he enjoys hanging out with friends and family.  One of his dream projects is to gather his artist friends together in the studio for a collaborative painting piece, and then celebrate with hamburgers, fries, and chocolate almond milk.

 
Almost Spring - ArtLifting
 
Almost Spring - ArtLifting
 
Baby's Breath 1 - ArtLifting
 
Baby's Breath 2 - ArtLifting
 
Floating - ArtLifting
 
Floating - ArtLifting
 
Happy Day! - ArtLifting
 
Hello London 1 - ArtLifting
 
Hello London 2 - ArtLifting
 
Hello London 3 - ArtLifting
 
Hello London 3 - ArtLifting
 
I Want Ice Cream - ArtLifting
 
In the Fathoms Below 1 - ArtLifting
 
In the Fathoms Below 2 - ArtLifting
 
In the Fathoms Below 3 - ArtLifting
 
In the Fathoms Below 4 - ArtLifting
 
Isle of the Skye 1 - ArtLifting
 
Isle of the Skye 2 - ArtLifting
 
Isle of the Skye 3 - ArtLifting
 
It's Not Raining - ArtLifting
 
It's Not Raining - ArtLifting
 
Lighthouse 2 - ArtLifting
 
Lighthouse 3 - ArtLifting
 
Lighthouse 4 - ArtLifting
 
Melting Glaciers - ArtLifting
 
Mountain Meadows - ArtLifting
 
Mountain Meadows - ArtLifting
 
Muffin Man 1 - ArtLifting
 
Muffin Man 2 - ArtLifting
 
Road Trip to Cornwall - ArtLifting
 
Road Trip to Cotswolds - ArtLifting
 
Shh... Can You Hear the Water? - ArtLifting
 
Shh... Can You Hear the Water? - ArtLifting
 
Slow Down and Smell the Flowers - ArtLifting
 
Splash - ArtLifting
 
Springtime - ArtLifting
 
Springtime - ArtLifting
 
Squares 1 - ArtLifting
 
Squares 1 - ArtLifting
 
Squares 2 - ArtLifting
 
Squares 2 - ArtLifting
 
Walking in the Desert - ArtLifting
 
Weekend Vibes 1 - ArtLifting
 
Weekend Vibes 1 - ArtLifting
 
Weekend Vibes 3 - ArtLifting