About Charles Bickel:
Chuck has a long and diverse art back ground, at age 13 he started studying painting under the tutelage of Dimitar Krustev who both taught and painted in the style of the Dutch Masters. In the late 80’s Chuck studied Graphic Design at Des Moines Area Community College. After receiving an Associates degree from DMACC he studied Fine Art and Spanish at Drake University. Chuck has had studios and galleries in both Des Moines Iowa and Santa Ana California. In the 90’s he was one of the original members of the Santa Ana Artist Village with a live/work space in the Advertising Art Building and had galleries in both the Santora Building and the Empire Building in Santa Ana where ha was on committees that helped cultivate the now flourishing and revitalized old down town Santa Ana area. Chuck currently resides in Des Moines Iowa where he produces paintings, drawings, illustrations and wood work. Chuck has both private and corporate collectors where his work can be seen at locations like SACMI international, Moxie Gallery and restaurants like Akebono.