CHARLES W. GOOLSBY

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CHARLES W. GOOLSBY

Charles Goolsby is an art professor at Emory & Henry College in Virginia. His main body of oil paintings explore landscapes that have been significantly altered through human intervention. His bold gestural, geometric paintings imbue a scene with emotion and spirit.

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CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Separate Tables

Separate Tables
- Oil on canvas
48 x 72 in
$ 8,500.00


CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Separate Tables
Separate Tables
Oil on canvas  
48 x 72 in
$8,500
CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Glade Spring Tracks
Glade Spring Tracks
Oil on linen  
18 x 36 in
$1,800
CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Glade Spring View II
Glade Spring View II
Oil on canvas  
18 x 36 in
$1,800
CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Bench Marks
Bench Marks
Oil on panel  
24 x 24 in
$1,600
CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Depth of Field
Depth of Field
Oil on canvas  
48 x 72 in
$8,500
CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Late Afternoon LIght
Late Afternoon LIght
Oil on canvas  
48 x 72 in
$8,500
CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Lodi IX
Lodi IX
Oil on canvas  
36 x 36 in
$2,400
CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Tellico Overlook
Tellico Overlook
Oil on canvas  
22 x 36 in
$1,800
CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Tellico Rain
Tellico Rain
Oil on linen  
30 x 36 in
$2,200
CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Early Morning Glad Spring
Early Morning Glade Spring
Oil on panel  
24 x 36 in
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CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Fenceline No. 2
Fenceline No. 2
Oil on canvas  
36 x 36 in
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CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Glade Spring Dawn
Glade Spring Dawn
Oil on panel  
24 x 24 in
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CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Wooded Pool
Wooded Pool
Oil on canvas  
36 x 44 in
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CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Wyoming Dam
Wyoming Dam
Oil on canvas  
36 x 44 in
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CHARLES W. GOOLSBY

CHARLES W. GOOLSBY

CHARLES W. GOOLSBY Biography

Bold brushstrokes in a muted palette characterize the paintings of Charles Goolsby. His canvases are a subtle blend of representational and abstract qualities.

“In the landscape the hanging of light and shadow is very quick. My process involves going out on location and making drawings, oil studies and photographs. This is the research aspect of my work. In my non-landscape based work, sketches and photographs also are used to develop ideas. Back in the studio I use these source materials to develop my final compositions. The final painting process involves completing a strong underpainting in black and white, laying in a ground tone and building the paint in layers while retaining as much spontaneity as possible.” — Charles Goolsby

Goolsby received his BFA degree from Radford University (VA) and his MFA degree from James Madison University (VA). His work has been exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art (OH), William King Regional Arts Center (VA), Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History (VA), Art Museum of Western Virginia, Spartanburg County Museum of Art (SC) and Maryland Federation of Art. Goolsby’s paintings are in the collections of the Appalachian State University (NC), First Union Bank (VA) and the Roanoke Times and World News (VA).

Charles currently works from his studio in Virginia.

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