Charles Waldman, At Home in the Countryside

Charles Waldman began painting full-time in 1999 after practicing Family Medicine in Sonora California for 22 years. 

He was born in Oakland, CA  in 1949 and had an early interest in art but didn’t start oil painting until 1987.  He is mostly self-taught except for two workshops with Clyde Aspevig that were a major part of his education and got him painting on-location.  This is where he does most of his work.

The former physician is awed by the course of events since leaving medicine for Art.  He was selected as an Artist Member of the California Art Club, The Laguna Plein Air Painters, “The Sea-to-Shining-Sea” Exhibition and has been invited to several group shows at the Haggin Museum in Stockton (CA).  Recently, a painting of his was purchased for the collection of  Mrs.Joan-Irvine Smith. 

The artist paints mostly in California and the West but also makes trips to other parts of the US (Maine in July 2006) and has traveled many times to France. During month-long trips to France, he will often come home with 50 plein air studies.  He teaches 2-3 workshops per year.  Charles says, “I paint on-location to discover the beauty in the commonplace and to find new ways for me to express this in paint.  When I can fully engage in this dialog between place and paint, it is, for me, utterly satisfying.”


Charles Waldman will have work on display at Carolyn Huff Gallery through November.  The gallery will also show the work of Henrietta Sparkman now through January 2018.  Join us for the artist reception held in conjunction with the Modesto Art Walk on Thursday, November 16, from 5-9 pm.  Carolyn Huff Gallery is located at 1224 K St. in downtown Modesto.  

Carolyn Huff is a Certified Portrait Photographer in Modesto, CA. Creating portraits for family, home, school, or business use. Carolyn Huff Photography Studio and Gallery is located in downtown Modesto, California. We create photography portrait art in our studio or on location. Call 209-918-6627 for a complimentary consultation.