Chuck has been painting and sculpting professionally since the early eighties. He earned his Fine Art degree from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, in the 70’s. Sculptures created by Chuck are formed in a classic, realistic style. His lush, representational style of painting reflects his admiration for Masters like Russian painter Nicolai Fechin, and Americans John Singer Sargent and Richard Schmid. He paints primarily in oil, but also paints in watercolor and pastels and does charcoal drawings. He loves to paint almost everything, his versatility shows in his European scenes and American Western scenes, his cityscapes and landscapes, his figures and his still lifes. Chuck’s work appears in many private and corporate collections. He has been featured in many art publications including Southwest Art Magazine. He has participated in national and regional art exhibitions and has received numerous awards. He co-founded the Cottonwood Artists’ School in Colorado Springs. He is currently represented by LongCoat Fine Art Gallery in Ruidoso, New Mexico and has just opened his own gallery in downtown Colorado Springs, Mardosz Fine Art Gallery located at 109 S. Corona St., across the street from Cottonwood Center for the Arts.