Born in 1958, Robert Charon grew up in the Southwestern United States. He began to cultivate his creative mind at a very early age. His first private show was held at the local public library when he was only twelve years old. In high school, Charon developed a love of watercolors and continued to pursue his education in art with the help of scholarships to colleges, in both, Arizona and Utah. Charon took a hiatus during his undergraduate work to spend two years in Taiwan where he acquired a fervent fondness of oriental tradition and art. Charon draws from his experiences in Taiwan, and the influence of Eastern Culture, for inspiration.
For Charon, the splendor of nature and wonder of the world itself leaves an impression that long outlasts any one artistic movement. Charon is passionate about depicting the worth of brilliant subtleties of everyday life. He does not rely solely on specific movements or periods in art history to drive his own unique style, but appreciates the fluidity of present day watercolorists.
Charon’s work can best be described as an all-embracing balance of converse, yet connected imagery. It is an anecdote of light and dark; translucent and opaque; abstract and realism. His style is diverse and captures life’s nuances in both subtle and dramatic ways. Whether it is a graceful watercolor landscape or a resonant color field abstract, Charon’s work evokes a feeling of peace and tranquility. The depth of his painting calls viewers to reflection; an uninterrupted moment kept for inner thoughts and deeper meanings.
Charon's work can be found in corporate and private collections around the world. His work can be seen in galleries on both the west and east coast of the United States.