Berton created The
Artist's Pad to be a launching pad
for art, vision and new young talent. A base of operations
with a comfortable
feel to serve as an art studio, classroom and meeting place
for those who aspire to greater things.
Practically from birth, Charles had always been
an artist. Youngest of eight siblings, he discovered the entertainment
value of art
when he brought home the drawings he made in kindergarten
of his family which were met with much laughter.
As a kid, he wrote and drew his own comic book stories, which
garnered some attention around the home and from his neighborhood
friends. But it wasn’t just attention he was seeking, he
From there, he produced single drawing compositions
using mix medium, and by his late teens, was airbrushing jackets
tanks. Common requests were for album cover reproductions
where he often had to employ photorealism. Other
he airbrushed dragons
and things of his own imagination.
By the late nineties, he went back to college
to learn digital art which utilized the latest computer technologies,
programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and QuarkXpress. In the
early 2000s, he was also producing web sites and using Flash
animation. He worked in a school for special children for seven
years as the entire art department that produced their web site,
newsletters, ads, brochures, letterhead, and some fifteen giant
murals around the state-of-the-art facilities. To help raise
the school he also produced Journal ad books and advertisements
for their gala fundraising events attended by the well-to-do,
In 2007, he published his first novel which
is still available on Amazon.com to this day. To find it, one
has to type into its
search engine under books: “Dream Walker by
Charles Berton” for
it to appear, as there are a lot of books with similar titles.
His next book, to be released shortly, will have a more unique
title making it easier to find.
A fascination for the mysterious things that
explain, which remind people that there must be something more
than what we commonly see before us, this is the thread that
seems to run through all his work.
In the mean time, The Artist’s
Pad is the base of operations
for Charles, which now includes art classes and Creative Writing
Group meets. Stay in touch with The Artist’s
Pad in order to keep up with what's new and
what’s coming next with Charles Berton, because
you just never know!
find out about my book Dream Walker,
please click here.