Charles Miano, Founder

mianoportrait3Artist Charles Miano considers nature to be his ongoing principle educator, though he has studied realist art privately and academically in the United States and abroad. Miano continues his studies and experiments at his studio Southern Atelier with masters from around the globe.

He teaches what he considers to be a “way of artistic truth”. He feels this path to be revealed by fundamental insights and principles of nature which are intrinsic in the visual disciplines of drawing and painting and demonstrated throughout art history. He also feels these foundations bear a direct influence on humankind as individuals, affecting ones well being, way of life and creative potentiality.