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Charles Eaton

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When I was young, I wandered the small forested areas near where I lived. I loved my discoveries of fallen trees, fox dens and secret ponds in the forests along the river that flowed through my town. My imagination went wild. I saw large areas of wilderness filled with all types of wild animals and wide oceans with beautiful sailing ships.

I am still a child at heart. Through my paintings, I am still sailing the seas, exploring western mountains and hiking the trails of northern forests. I am fortunate to live in an area abundant with forests, streams, farms and the large waters of the Great Lakes.

I am now sharing my time between the Midwest and Arizona. I'm enjoying painting quite a few western themes that remind me of the time I spent in Arizona during 1970-72.
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Charles Eaton came into his own as a fine artist after a lifetime in the corporate world. He has studied with well-known artists such as Kevin Macpherson, Ray Roberts, Joseph McGurl, Kathy Anderson, Andrew Orr, Derek Penix, John Poon, Ned Mueller and Bill Suys.

He presently belongs to the following organizations:
            -Oil Painters of America
            -Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association
            -Waters Edge Artists, Past President
            - American Impressionist Society

He has participated in the following plein air events:
            -Cedarburg Plein Air Competition
            -Door County Plein Air Festival Quick Paint
            -First Brush of Spring Plein Air Competition
            -PleinAir Shorewood
            -Paint the Town, Plymouth, WI

He has participated in the following exhibits:
            -The Art of Preservation, Rahr-West Museum; 2014 Best of Show, 2015 Honorable
            -Richeson 75 International Landscape, Seascape, Architectural Exhibit; Finalist
            -Neville Public Museum Juried Exhibition
            -Peninsula School of Art Salon
            -Kelley Galleries Small Works Show
            -Brush With The Wind Exhibit, Delafield WI
            -Fourth Friday Exhibit, Harvard, IL; Best of Show
            -Starline Gallery solo show
            -Scottsdale Artist School Best & Brightest

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