Born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, Charles Hardman has always had a passion for the arts and for creativity in all of its forms. Ever since he was able to hold a pencil he has drawn. Charles spent many years devoting himself to realism before discovering expressionism, impressionism, cubism, and surrealism in high school. Something clicked.
Charles put away the quest for perfect realism and ventured into cubism. He also put away his pencils and started painting and print making. It was whilst learning the art of etching that Charles also started meshing cubism with surrealism and found a style that truly worked for him. A visiting Japanese delegation requested two of Charles’ prints and both are on permanent display somewhere in Japan.
After high school, Charles stopped print making, but continued painting. His pieces became larger. More colourful, and more abstract. Charles held group exhibitions in 1999 and 2000, and a solo exhibition in 2002.
Charles spent very little time on his art between 2002 and 2010 as he made his way through the corporate and academic ranks.
During this period, Charles spent three years in Bristol, UK. It was whilst here that Charles took the opportunity to travel to the world’s best galleries, reigniting his passion for the arts. He took up photography and is still sifting through over 10,000 photos.
In late 2010, Charles resigned from his General Manager role to pursue his artistic passions. Whilst painting and exhibiting is on his agenda, Charles has turned his focus to opening a gallery to exhibit aspiring and emerging artists. He believes that every artist should have the opportunity to exhibit their work; to express, impress, and inspire. And so one hundredth gallery was born.
To enquire about, or purchase any of these artworks, please contact me at one hundredth gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 00 1234.