Born in northern British Columbia, Rod Charlesworth moved to the Okanagan at a young age. The surrealists influenced his earliest paintings. Discovering the works of the impressionist’s school has taken him to his current artistic interests in experimenting with colour and the physical qualities of paint. Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven have also had a profound influence on his work.
Rod is committed to painting images that have a strong Canadian cultural influence, whether this is expressed through his bold landscapes or through his more recent whimsical images of children at play.
– Press –
Arabella Magazine, Spring 2013
“Emotion Point to Emotional Paint,” Arabella Magazine, Winter 2012
“Previews,” Galleries West Magazine, April 2004
Magazine Art Biennial Guide
Okanagan Life Magazine
Brushes in the Sun
La Guide Vallee
Artists of the Okanagan
– Video –
Okanagan Landscapes, April 2012
The Abstract Landscape, January 2012
Selected Corporate Collections
Hiram Walker & Sons
Wood Gundy Inc.
Canadian North (Canadian Airlines)
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Bank of Montreal
West Coast Petroleum
Canadian Western Bank