Welles is a sculptor who primarily carves marble.
His work will be on exhibit at the Springville Schoolhouse Art
Studios in Springville, which is a former schoolhouse which he,
with painter James Penedos, is developing into live/work studios
for artists. He has been carving for approximately thirty years.
His work includes figurative, abstract and conceptual work. Welles
works in a medium – marble carving – that is part of an ancient
tradition going back to the Greeks and continuing through Michelangelo
during the Renaissance. Though he is often assisted today with
modern tools, such as pneumatic or air hammers and diamond saws,
the carving techniques remain largely the same. He has recently
completed fourteen marble reliefs, constituting his version of
the ‘Stations of the Cross’, which will be on exhibit at the Schoolhouse.
has been affiliated with the AFA Gallery in Scranton, PA, since
its founding in 1989. He has also been active at the Carving Studio
in West Rutland, Vermont; the MARBLE/marble workshops in Marble,
Colorado; and the Southwest Stonecarving Workshop in Jemez Springs,
New Mexico. You can visit his website at CharlesWelles.com. You
can visit his website at CharlesWelles.com.