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Why a Vickery
Charles Vickery, a lifelong passion for the sea

"All the colors of water come from the sky because every color of the sky is reflected in that water. And the sky has all the colors of the rainbow in it." "I became interested in seascapes right out of high school. I would haunt the galleries, marvel at the success of the pros - Frederick Waugh, Montague Dawson." "Many of the 19th century artists were a little too stiff. No sense of water. I don't know what marked the beginning of reality...maybe Winslow Homer." "You have to greet the sea with love, and it will give it back to you."

In his lifetime, Charles Vickery saw his works grace the walls of galleries, embassies and private residences. He was praised by art critics, interviewed by the media, and called one of the best living painters of the sea.

Interviewer: "Mr. Vickery, what is your best painting?"
Vickery: (smiling) "I haven't painted it yet."




Why?   In a word...

Whether you are buying a gift for that special someone or enhancing the beauty of your own hearth and home, a Vickery will bring a lifetime of pleasure.


When you look at a Vickery, you don't merely see it, you experience it. All your senses share in the beauty and power as you find yourself drawn into it. You can feel the swirling wind in your hair...hear the roar of the waves as they crash against the rocky shore...smell the fresh, clean ocean air...and taste the salty mist on your lips.


Vickery painting Moontide
If you find yourself sailing the main as in the depiction below, you feel the spray in your face, the waves pounding against the hull, the sails full and straining ... your senses come alive.


Vickery painting Adventure
Enjoy life as a new morning awakes to an angelic blanket of snow that silently fell through the night hours in Breath of Winter.


Vickery painting Breath of Winter
Experience the world through the eyes and from the heart of Charles Vickery. Share a breathtaking winter wonderland that could only come from the brush of a gifted artist who sees beauty beyond what is normally seen, in the Silent Night.


Vickery painting Silent Night
Sail the cold, grey, formidible waters of the North Atlantic aboard the Sea Witch as she challenges and defeats the North sea in Weather Be Damned.


Vickery painting Weather be Damned
Feel the heat of battle as you sail aboard Admiral Nelson's flagship, Victory, as English, French and Spanish fleets engage in fierce combat in the Storm of Battle, pictured below.


Vickery painting Storm of Battle



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