What the critics say

Charles has more potential than he is showing. He spends too much time drawing little pictures.

Third grade teacher

The client doesn't like green. Change it.

Former agency president

Chuck spends too much time painting little pictures in his studio and doesn't focus on the things that have to be done around the house


If not now, when?

Chuck Van Horn (Retired)
Chuck Van Horn

Chuck received his Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He studied drawing under the guidance of Lorser Feitelson, Joseph Henniger and Gene Fleury.

Chuck started his commercial art career in New York City. His art is owned by Fortune 500 companies and is in private collections in the U.S. and Europe.

Chuck's passion is watercolor and his mentor is John Pike. He is also influenced by John Singer Sargent, Charles Hawthorne, and Alvaro Castagnet.

Currently Chuck teaches computer illustration and advertising design at Nassau Community College on Long Island. He gives numerous workshops and lectures throughout Nassau County.

Chuck is a member of the prestigious Salamagundi Club in New York City and recently won best watercolor in the President's Best of the Best exhibition for water media and pastel. He also won first prize in the Salmagundi exhibition Something Old, Something New . In the Art League of Hilton Head 2008 National Juried Show, Chuck won an honorable mention for his painting Memories of Maria

-- Chuck Van Horn