Charles Thysell

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

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