Charlie Westbrook

“I began painting to escape the trying times imposed on my family during my wife’s fight against cancer. I chose bovines as my subject as I was attracted to their odd, carnal and inevitable meat state. The unusual and bulky physical form of cows and bulls allowed me to explore the parallels between them and my wife’s diseased and chemo ravaged body. After my wife’s passing, my artistic focus shifted to a very personal visual re-interpretation of our family’s portraits now steeped in loss. Today, my artistic focus centers on discovering states of the human experience that can be realized on the canvas through the richness of oil paint and the use of bold composition, color and form.”

Find more information at

Youngblood Art Studio

6480 Main Street
The Plains, Virginia 20198
(540) 270-0402

Gallery Hours

By Appointment


Art Therapy
Classes & Workshops

Stay in the Loop

Join our email list for
upcoming gallery exhibitions,
classes and workshop schedules.