charles walker just finished up an exhibition of paintings entitled winston salem to dallas at the umstead in cary. the title refers to charles' move from his hometown of winston salem to texas a few years back when his wife started a new job at a museum in dallas. the change in enviroment and the task of setting up a new studio can have a direct impact on an artist and their work. hidell brooks enjoys watching all their artists evolve and change over time. the show at the umstead wonderfully chronicled charles' work over the last few years.
the umstead is a five star resort and spa located in cary, nc. everything about the umstead is amazing including the architecture, grounds, spa, restaurant and their orginal art collection need we say more. three living archtecture out of dallas created a beautiful structure that flows seamlessly from inside to out with the feeling you are in a sublime place.
the umstead art collection features a carefully curated collection of paintings, photographs, and sculpture that highlight the beauty of nature, both directly and abstractly.from the grand works of the lobby area, to the intimate tableaux featured in the guest rooms, nature is explored and celebrated.
the umstead hotel & spa near raleigh, nc, is pleased to offer an ongoing discussion about art and the world around us. the art opening series welcomes artists on a seasonal basis to present their work and inspirations with our local audience. past presenters have included seagrove potter ben owen, atlanta-based painter scott upton, photographer kim kauffman, floral artist steve taras of raleigh’s watered garden, and even the nc opera company.
all new paintings from the umstead exhibition will be headed our way in a few weeks along with new paintings out of charles' studio below. the next solo exhibiton for charles walker at hidell brooks is scheduled for march 2015. please call the gallery if you have any questions.