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Cashwell exhibit reception at Boyd Gallery Friday

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Sep. 13, 2022 - 11:19 PM

Cashwell exhibit reception at Boyd Gallery Friday

Photo courtesy David Boyd Jr.

The Boyd Gallery will hold a reception for an exhibit by acclaimed plein air painter Charles Cashwell on Friday, Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

Cashwell’s art career began when, as a child, he became fascinated by a neighbor’s art studio. The shy youngster was so taken that he asked the neighbor – a stranger – if she would give him art lessons, and she said yes.

After graduating from the Ringling School of Art and Design, Cashwell moved to Atlanta and worked as an illustrator for textbook publication houses before breaking into the world of portraits, primarily for high-end corporate clients in New York.

A member of the Society of Seven – a group of plein air and studio painters based in the Atlanta area – Cashwell ventured into plein air painting after the 2008 financial collapse. He spent three years in Taos, New Mexico, working on his art, and his western-themed work has made its way into several galleries across the U.S.

His latest work, some of which was featured in the Ernest Gaspard showroom at ADAC of Atlanta, reflects a modern impressionistic approach to landscapes, among other themes.

The Boyd Gallery is located at 14 E. Washington St. in Newnan. For more information, visit or .