The Jetty Gallery
Charles Randak was born in Edinburgh and studied at Glasgow School of Art. His main subject-matter is the West of Scotland, although he enjoys painting a range of other locations and subjects. He usually works in oils using brushes and a palette knife to create texture.
“I aim to capture real places and moments in time – creating a window on another place which the viewer will find uplifting and will be able to return to it for a visual, mental or spiritual ‘refresh’ (feel good factor) – especially when it is sky, sea or beaches and the combination of all three. I do believe that we are ‘hardwired’ in our genes to receive a calming energy from these locations.
My grandfather was an accomplished artist and my most valued possessions are a small selection of books awarded to him as prizes for his art in 1897 from the Glasgow Master Painters Association along with a couple of his paintings. Family legend has it that he ‘hung out’ in Montmartre in Paris in the early 1900’s.”