Charles Hardaker NEAC RBA's aim, essentially, is to use the medium of paint to express something of the mystery behind the 'everyday' existence.
Charles' aim, essentially, is to use the medium of paint to express something of the mystery behind the 'everyday' existence. He believes that the forms seen through the physical eyes are the raw material for making images to indicate a higher truth than the world of the senses.
Method of Working
He works primarily in oils directly on to canvas or board. His starting point can be anything seen in a moment or distilled over a long period of time. Initial drawings are essential. His subjects are mostly Still Life, Interiors (in which the 'Door' is a central theme) and the human head. He has produced two series of paintings for specific sites, to specific themes and has worked in a team on murals for a church and country house requiring the use of gesso and tempera.