Roxy Regional Theatre – Peg Harvill Gallery 110 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 – – 931.645.7699 – – www.roxyregionaltheatre.org For those who enjoy the visual arts, the Peg Harvill Gallery, located just beyond the lobby,…
Roxy Regional Theatre – Peg Harvill Gallery
110 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 – – 931.645.7699 – – www.roxyregionaltheatre.org
For those who enjoy the visual arts, the Peg Harvill Gallery, located just beyond the lobby, hosts twelve shows annually featuring locally and nationally known artisans. Shows generally open the first Thursday of each month for our First Thursday Art Walk.
C. Douglas Charlton grew up just outside of Nashville in Gallatin, Tennessee. Old Hickory Lake provided an inspiring backdrop to begin creating artwork. Having spent much of his youth in his grandfather’s woodshop, Charlton uses wood as his surface medium of choice. His paintings have a neon-rustic look that convey nostalgic emotions. Building depth through layers of color, his artwork has the ability to transport you to the ethereal experience of your most cherished memories, whether it be a person, place or pure emotion.
I believe color changes the mind, heart, and soul. The catch is that we have to allow ourselves to be moved. My idea of art is to give the viewer the ability to allow themselves to feel, to remember; to be moved.
I am a self-taught Nashville based painter. My artwork uses nostalgia and bright color work to create the memory of a person, place, or time. To remind someone of a feeling that cannot be reproduced.
I use contrast between dark and light, creating a neon-rustic look. My technique of using layers upon layers of thin acrylic paint creates and brings out an image of emotion and remembrance. By painting with acrylic on wood, I am able to use the texture provided by both materials to create a feeling of something lost, found, or adored. Any emotion the viewer feels, is the right one.