November 8, 2006
Area Artist Featured At River Valley Trading Co.
by Bev Gilbertson
On Sunday afternoon, the River Valley Trading Company held an art show
featuring the paintings of Chuck Bauer.
Chuck has been painting since college. He majored in art at Ohio
Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. He spent a year in New York City at
the Whitney Museum of American Art. Finally, he came to Madison to earn his
masters degree. Also, Chuck owns and operates The Soap Opera, a retail
store in downtown Madison which offers natural body care products.
Chuckıs works are usually painted on site, en plein air, ("in the open
air"). He carries his painting supplies and paints wherever he goes. Many
of the paintings in the show were wonderful landscapes. Several were scenes
from the Blanchardville area.
Chuck works in several media, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, and
India ink. If you would like to see more examples of Chuckıs artwork, visit
his website at ctbauer.com