Born and raised in San Luis Obispo, California, Charlie Criner has always had an eye for the beauty found in the Central Coast.
Using acrylic paint on canvas, Charlie creates a vivid and imaginative world that evokes a unique balance of color and light. Being drawn to trees in particular; their movement, colors, and emotion, Charlie captures a more surreal, dream-like vision. As Charlie’s art continues to evolve and grasp the viewer’s eye, he stays inspired through his love of music and his supportive family. Charlie currently resides in Arroyo Grande, California with his wife Allison and their three children; Lukas, Emily, and Ellie.
“I paint places I’ve always wanted to go, but could never find on a map.” Charlie Criner