Artist Charlie Patton began his painting career as a young child in Southern Indiana, surrounded by the beauty of the Midwest.

His love of art began with his first teacher, a 92-year-old artist named, Emma Schultz, who had been a German Impressionist painter at the turn of the century.

During their first painting session, young Charlie was amazed by the old woman’s ability to turn a simple canvas with a piece of charcoal into a beautiful rendering with a few trained strokes. From that point on, began Charlie’s passion for art.

As a young man, Charlie arrived at the renowned Laguna Institute of the Arts in Laguna Beach, after which he traveled to Europe and studied at the Florence Academy of Art where he both expanded upon and refined his artistic abilities

Settling in Los Angeles, Charlie has had collections shown in a variety of galleries and shows, gaining local, national and international praise for his creativity and willingness to push artistic limits in Mixed Media, Abstractionism, and Contemporary Art.

Charlie Patton resides in Santa Monica, CA and works from his studio in Malibu, CA . Charlie’s recent work is in many collections around the world in both corporate and private institutions.


1980 -82 Hutchinson Jr College Hutchinson Kansas

1982-83 Santa Monica Community College, Santa, Monica, CA

1984 -85 UCLA Los Angeles, CA

1997-98 Laguna Institute of the arts

2004 -05 Florence Academy of the arts


2016 Upper West Art Show, Santa Monica, CA

2016 Flowers & Hews, Malibu, CA

2015 Montecito Art Show, Santa Barbara, CA

2014 Malibu Art Show, Malibu, CA

2010 Long Beach Queen Mary Show, Long Beach, CA

2007 Valencia Town Center Gallery, Santa Clarita, CA