Charles Thysell

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