"Charlie has always said "I draw what I see." He started drawing the week his grandmother moved in from Champaign, Illinois with his family. He was ten years old at the time. His Alzheimer's care taking journey began in 2013. Charlie would sit in his grandmother's room for hours and draw to keep her company. She mostly ignored him or slept. We strongly believe there is a reason for everything - good can come out of bad. ♡ "
Recipient - Gold Key Award | Fairfax County | 2017
Fairfax County students won 168 Gold Keys, 171 Silver Keys, and 254 Honorable Mentions for outstanding drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, digital art, design, architecture, jewelry, fashion, film and animation, mixed media artworks, and portfolios. Over 2,500 entries were submitted by FCPS students; winners came from middle, secondary, and high schools. Press Release Here
Digital Media Academy at George Washington University | 2017
Official Certificate of Completion - Graphic Design - Adobe Illustrator / Adobe Photoshop = Summer 2017
Fundraising Graphics E.L. Haynes Public Charter School | 2016
Designed Fundraising Campaign Graphics E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. E.L. Haynes is an award-winning Pre-K-12th grade school named for Dr. Euphemia Lofton Haynes, the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in mathematics and a DCPS teacher for nearly 50 years. E.L. Haynes currently serves 1,150 students from every ward in the city. I worked with the fundraising chairman and the person in charge of marketing to create 6 original graphics to be used in a fundraising campaign.
Digital Media Academy at George Washington University | 2016
Official Certificate of Completion - 3D Modeling and Animation with Maya - A certificate course to learn Maya 3D Modeling software = Summer 2016
Alzheimer’s Caretaking Team Member | 2010 - 2015
I was a part of the caretaking team for my grandmother who lived in our home for two years with Alzheimer’s. Our family is launching a website called alittlebitofhappy.org to help support other children who are caretakers.
Certificate of Completion - The Art League School | 2014
The Art League School Certificate of Completion - Mastering Cartooning
Chief Artistic Mentor
Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A) | Deyvi Orangel Peña| Galvak Gallery
Favorite Artists & Art Teachers
Marcelo Vignali | vignalistudio.com
Diana Gibson | Longfellow Middle School
Will Terrel | willterrell.com
Sophie Chan | myanimediary.com
Mark Crilley | markcrilley.com
Ricky Bryant | rickybryant.com
ijustdrawwhatisee.com | COPYRIGHT© 2013 | This site is 100% my original art | Copic Markers & Strathmore Paper & a few Digital Drawings | Instagram @Charlie_P_Art | #CHALIEART