Charles Thysell

Quin 1-27-12
35 x 27
Gloria's Ghost 11-4-14
25 x 19
Con Man 11-12-14
35 x 27
Boy in Blue 12.10.09
Boy in Blue 12.10.09
35" x 27"
Portrait of N. 4-6-11
Portrait of N. 4-6-11
35" x 27"
May 3-15-11
May 3-15-11
35 x 27
Renee 5-15-06
Renee 5-15-06
37x31
Boy 11-11-11
Boy 11-11-11
35" x 27"
Parson's Son 4-15-15
35 x 27
Sock Elephant Doll 9/23/09
Sockdoll Elephant 9/25/09
16x16
Two Icons 9/27/09
Two Icons 9/27/09
16x16
Leaf, Tree, Nest, Egg by Charles Thysell and Margarita Sikorskaia
50x158
Clown 4-1-11
Clown 4-1-11
35 x 27
Woman with Beret 4-4-12
Woman with Beret 4-4-12
35" x 27"
Chum 4-23-15
24 x 18
Man With Beret 9-15-072-21-07
Man With Beret 2-21-07
30x24
Penny 4-29-06
Penny 4-29-06
17.5x14.5
Nadia 5-9-14
35 x 27
Shadow Man 5-5-11
Shadow Man 5-5-11
35" x 27"
Lily 6-6-14
35 x 27
Girl in the Garden 6-17-13
35 x 27
Out West 9/29/09
Out West 9/29/09
16x16
Part Donald 3-15-15
35 x 27
The Gift 3-22-11*
The Gift 3-22-11*
35 x 27
Woman with Red Nose 4-24-10*
Woman with Red Nose 4-24-10*
35 x 27
Lippi 2-17-12
35 x 27
High-Chair Boy 4-20-15
35 x 27
Man From Minnesota 2-17-15
35 x 27
Dream/Woman 4-7-15
35 x 27
Woman from Long Ago 4-10-12*
Woman from Long Ago 4-10-12*
35" x 27"
Lippi 2-17-12
Lippi 2-17-12
35" x 27"
Passer-by
Passer-by 10.4.11
35 x 27
William 3-19-15
24 x 18
Sonja 4-21-06
Sonja 4-21-06
17.5x14.5
Mino 2-24-12
Mino 2-24-12
35" x 27"
Man with Beret and Blue Bird 6.1.07
35 x 27
Man with Beret and Blue Bird 6.1.07
Man with Beret and Blue Bird 6.1.07
35 x 27
Crystal 11-3-14
25 x 19
Girl from Rapid City 11-2-14
24 x 18
Man In White Face 1-9-11
Man In White Face 1-9-11
35" x 27"
The Cardinal's Son 11-25-14
24 x 18
The Oasis 11-12-10
The Oasis 11-12-10
35 x 27
The Baby Crows 10-29-14
35 x 27
Woman with Golden Locks 5.10.11*
Woman with Golden Locks 5.10.11*
35 x 27
Woman With Pillbox Hat 5-21-10*
Woman With Pillbox Hat 5-21-10*
35x27
Shadow Man 5-5-11
Shadow Man 5-5-11
35" x 27"
Angel 2-27-15
25 x 18
Little BeBop 3-8-15
24 x 18
Stephanie 3-21-12
35" x 27"
Kate 5-5-06
Kate 5-5-06
18x16
Ginger 7.17.11
Ginger 7.17.11
35 x 27
Girl From Sand Lake 3-11-15
35 x 27
Little Friend 4-25-15
24 x 18
Farmer 9-1-06
Farmer 9-1-06
30x24
Ditto 1-15-12*
Ditto 1-15-12*
35" x 27"
Man with Big Red Nose 11-2-12
35 x 27
Betty 9-9-14
35 x 27
Patrice 3-5-15
35 x 27
Lost Boy 4-29-15
24 x 18
Morning Meadow 10-30-10
Morning Meadow 10-30-10
35x27
Lake Trail 7/20/2009
Lake Trail 7/20/2009
24x24
April 2-17-11
35 x 27
H. Gray 4-7-10
H. Gray 4-7-10
26x20.5
Man in the Moon 2-28-11
Man in the Moon 2-28-11
35 x 27
Quin 1-27-12
Quin 1-27-12
35" x 27"
Pella 1-20-12
Pella 1-20-12
35" x 27"
Boy 11-11-11
35 x 27
The Fortune Teller
The Fortune Teller 4.15.11
35 x 27
Adell 5-20-06
Adell 5-20-06
37x31
Kyra 11-1-14
35 x 27
Roxann 10-14-14
35 x 27
Woman with Beret 4-4-12
35 x 27
Boy on the Sidewalk 4-28-15
24 x 18

Charles Thysell grew up in Hawley, Minnesota, a small town of some 1,400 people. His father was a country doctor and his mother an accomplished singer and housewife who nourished his interest in a life of art. His hometown helped shape his appreciation for nature and the basic values people hold dear.

After studying art in Minneapolis, he concluded that school was not for him. He struck out as a song writer-performer in the turbulent seventies, and when that ran its course, dedicated ten years to working with non-profit artist organizations as a widely recognized advocate and teacher. All the while he continued to draw and paint. His work – ranging from still lifes to landscapes to “Heads” – inevitably found its way to museum exhibits and gallery shows. Its warm-hearted, unpretentious style and quiet integrity has won a national following.

Of the present exhibit, Charlie has this to say:

"These new works—my tribe—these heads, are tangible proofs of my existence in this world,

how I assert myself into it, relate to it and live for it.

As an artist, I affirm life one painting at a time. I use my eyes, yet endeavor to create from my heart as much as possible, 

use my hands to make faith with each piece,

to mark my work with a re-confirmation of hope, as a sign to myself

that I am willing to believe in the future,

willing to live beautifully."

—C. Thysell