Charles Roques’ still life paintings have an effortless, wistful style that brings to mind the scene of casual teatime on sunlit afternoons. The oil paint is thinly applied, creating a translucence that adds to the ephemeral quality of the work, as well as the sense of depth. The source of illumination in Roques’ work is not defined. Rather, the work is bathed in bright light, which bleaches out detail and focuses on the essential forms.
Charles Roques received a BFA in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and an MFA in painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has had both solo and group exhibitons at Project Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, and Andover Gallery, Andover, MA.