CHUCK REDICK ART
Artistic beauty from imperfection
b. 1968, Houston, TX
The road in life is rarely without its twists and turns, and for artist Chuck Redick, that path has been no exception. Born August 17, 1968 in Dayton, Ohio,
One constant for Redick has been his love for the arts, but the visual art side kicked into a higher gear on his 10th birthday when his Godmother gifted him with his first SLR camera, a Pentax K-1000. After exercising his photographic pursuits primarily for 'practical' purposes, Chuck began exploring a more creative side in his adult years, inspired by visits to Florence, Paris, Costa Rica, Mexico and Hawaii and numerous other locations throughout the United States.
While still passionate about photography, and sometimes combining the craft into his newer works, Chuck began experimenting with the expression of his internal voice through painting after the birth of his daughter, Reagan, in 2005. The elation of this new life, combined with the following experiences of divorce, loss of career and several moves, Redick found solace in the manipulation, flow and use of colors in the development of his art.
Like many, depression, anxiety and adult ADD have been a close and familiar subject matter, which Chuck often uses his craft to explore, acknowledge and work through...processing emotions and thoughts, difficulties and joys. At times, Redick will seek to parallel his own (as well as others') self-perceived life, utilizing mediums and materials that would most often be ‘discarded and tossed-away.’ He continues using visual art as his medium of choice today with acrylic and latex paints, dyes, inks, nails, wood and more with a variety of application techniques.
Chuck now has work displayed across the United States and has proudly donated artwork, services and funding to Charity:Water, The Red Cross (local and national), The Houston Area Women's Center, Real Beauty Real Women, KNOWAutism, Learn Grow Lead, Dec My Room, Kids' Meals, The Art Launch mentorship program and more.
A way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life, and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.