Charles Thysell

Pella 1-20-12
Pella 1-20-12
35" x 27"
Out West 9/29/09
Out West 9/29/09
16x16
Boy 11-11-11
Boy 11-11-11
35" x 27"
Girl in the Garden 6-17-13
35 x 27
Man with Beret and Blue Bird 6.1.07
35 x 27
Leaf, Tree, Nest, Egg by Charles Thysell and Margarita Sikorskaia
50x158
Ginger 7.17.11
Ginger 7.17.11
35 x 27
Dream Woman 4.7.15
35 x 27
Con Man 11.12.14
35 x 27
Stephanie 3-21-12
35" x 27"
Farmer 9-1-06
Farmer 9-1-06
30x24
H. Gray 4.7.10
26 x 20.5
April 2-17-11
35 x 27
Lake Trail 7/20/2009
Lake Trail 7/20/2009
24x24
Betty 9-9-14
35 x 27
Man With Beret 9-15-072-21-07
Man With Beret 2-21-07
30x24
Clown 4-1-11
Clown 4-1-11
35 x 27
Woman with Red Nose 4-24-10*
Woman with Red Nose 4-24-10*
35 x 27
Woman with Beret 4-4-12
35 x 27
Shadow Man 5-5-11
Shadow Man 5-5-11
35" x 27"
Morning Meadow 10-30-10
Morning Meadow 10-30-10
35x27
Portrait of N. 4-6-11
Portrait of N. 4-6-11
35" x 27"
Man In White Face 1-9-11
Man In White Face 1-9-11
35" x 27"
Betty 9.9.14
35 x 27
Dream/Woman 4-7-15
35 x 27
H. Gray 4-7-10
H. Gray 4-7-10
26x20.5
Lily 6-6-14
35 x 27
Man with Beret and Blue Bird 6.1.07
Man with Beret and Blue Bird 6.1.07
35 x 27
The Cardinal's Son 11-25-14
24 x 18
Marilyn 4-12-14
35 x 27"
Gloria's Ghost 11-4-14
25 x 19
Sock Elephant Doll 9/23/09
Sockdoll Elephant 9/25/09
16x16
Woman With Pillbox Hat 5-21-10*
Woman With Pillbox Hat 5-21-10*
35x27
Lippi 2-17-12
Lippi 2-17-12
35" x 27"
Penny 4-29-06
Penny 4-29-06
17.5x14.5
Lippi 2-17-12
35 x 27
Man in the Moon 2.28.11
35 x 27
Kate 5-5-06
Kate 5-5-06
18x16
Lost Boy 4-29-15
24 x 18
Mino 2-24-12
Mino 2-24-12
35" x 27"
Quin 1-27-12
Quin 1-27-12
35" x 27"
Sonja 4-21-06
Sonja 4-21-06
17.5x14.5
Shadow Man 5-5-11
Shadow Man 5-5-11
35" x 27"
Part Donald 3-15-15
35 x 27
Two Icons 9/27/09
Two Icons 9/27/09
16x16
Kyra 11-1-14
35 x 27
Quin 1-27-12
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
Boy on the Sidewalk 4-28-15
24 x 18
Chum 4-23-15
24 x 18
May 3-15-11
May 3-15-11
35 x 27
Chum
24 x 18
Boy in Blue 12.10.09
Boy in Blue 12.10.09
35" x 27"
Man in the Moon 2-28-11
Man in the Moon 2-28-11
35 x 27
Roxann 10-14-14
35 x 27
Woman with Beret 4-4-12
Woman with Beret 4-4-12
35" x 27"
Renee 5-15-06
Renee 5-15-06
37x31
Girl from Rapid City 11-2-14
24 x 18
Ditto 1-15-12*
Ditto 1-15-12*
35" x 27"
Passer-by
Passer-by 10.4.11
35 x 27
Nadia 5-9-14
35 x 27
The Gift 3-22-11*
The Gift 3-22-11*
35 x 27
Adell 5-20-06
Adell 5-20-06
37x31
Girl From Sand Lake 3-11-15
35 x 27
Man with Big Red Nose 11-2-12
35 x 27
The Fortune Teller
The Fortune Teller 4.15.11
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