New classes added!

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We are proud to announce that starting Aug 14th we will be cohosting Paint Night at Port City once a month!

You can sign up for our next step by step art lesson Here

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Updates!

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There has been a lot going on at Haskins House.

We had the pleasure of teaching a painting class at Port City Pub. We painted Nessy!

We conducted a workshop for the area schools and made Van Gogh puppets out of cardboard.

We held a paint class at the Happy Pot where we painted Alexandria Point.

We set up at Indianan Comic Con and met Reptar!

And we are happy to announce we will be setting up at this year’s Nelsonville Music Fest as well as the Mothman Festival!

Pumped Up!

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As if you couldn’t tell, we had a great time visiting Chillicothe’s Pump House Gallery!

I was invited to speak with Chillicothe’s Art League and got to demo, display, and explain some of the stories behind my pictures–like this painting called Between Dog and Wolf. It’s about growing up and being in a transition from childhood to adulthood, and how my newborn son won’t let me sleep at night!

If you missed this event and would like to catch the next art exhibit, check out our schedule on the Events tab. Our next art class will be on Feb. 27th at The Happy Pot in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Stranger Things

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Almost 15 years after my high school graduation, I was fortunate enough to meet up with my high school art teacher, Mr. Painter. (Yes, that is his real name!) I’ve know Mr. Painter since about the 4th grade, and his teaching and attitude about art continue to have an influence on my work, but until this last get together I had no idea how true this was.

Before the reception of the new Contrasts exhibit at the Greer Museum, we got together to catch up and see what the other had been working on. Painter told me he had brought several new artworks to share. Some were acrylic paintings, some pictures were made out of wax, and he even brought a collage of a rooster that he had just finished. Much to my surprise, his rooster almost mirrored a piece I had in the gallery called “Cock-a-Doodle Don’t”

I think we were both kind of shocked by the resemblance when we placed our two rooster pictures side by side. 

After we left the gallery, I got the chance to see Painter’s studio and work space. True to form he taught me about new art materials to try out and needless to say, I left with an education! 

2017 In The Making

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Thank you all and thank you 2017 for the opportunity to be a working artist! While this isn’t everything I’ve worked on this year, it’s pretty close.
This year I’ve had the opportunity to create over 100 pieces and have received support from so many of you that it overwhelms me.

2017 has brought so many surprises like:

Participating in a group show at the Southern Ohio Museum.

Receiving an Outstanding Artist award from Portsmouth Area Arts Council.

Holding my first pop-up art show in Columbus, Ohio.

Exhibiting at the Outsider Art Fair in Michigan.

Self-publishing a book.

Having my artwork printed by a “real” publisher – Out of Step Books.

Illustrating my first book for a client.

Having a solo show and lecture at Ohio University.

Joining the board of Governors at the Portsmouth Little Theatre.

Co-hosting a successful series of Street Art Saturday concerts with – Main Street Portsmouth.

Being commissioned to create a mural for the Boyd County Library.

Working hands on with one of my favorite artists, Wayne White – set designer for Pee Wee’s Play House.

Learning some special effects makeup with R.J. Hardy from Syfy’s Face/Off.

Collaborating with the Happy Pot to produce several Wine & Canvas nights.

Making a 2nd TV appearance on Positively Portsmouth.

Along with celebrating a 2nd wedding anniversary and my son’s 1st birthday

2017 has also brought me the chance to be a dad for the second time!

Reflecting on this past year I feel extremely fortunate to have been a part of so many wonderful events and I am very grateful to have the support of my family, friends, and community.

Thank you 2017.

Keep the sun in your belly!

2018 Calendar – Preorder

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We are now accepting preorders for this year’s edition of the Painting Portsmouth calendar!

The 2018 calendar features 12 new original artworks created by Charlie Haskins. This body of work pays tribute to several Southern Ohio landmarks. Included in this collection are locations like Alexandria Point, the Scioto Breeze, The Roy Rodgers Esplanade, and Serpent Mound.

With your support we were able to sell over 100 copies of last year’s calendar! Charlie is now taking advanced orders and will have them a limited supply available at his gallery during Small Business Saturday on November 28th.

Each wall calendar is printed on Premium #100 Gloss Book Stock and every month is in full color. The calendar measures 8 1/2” x 11 and is formatted with metal spiral binding.

You can place your order today at our online store to insure your copy here: PREORDER

Orders can either be picked up at Charlie’s gallery in Portsmouth or shipped directly to you. Calendars can be purchased for $20.00.

In with the Outsiders

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For the past week we have had our show on the road and have been hard at work at the Judith Racht gallery’s Outsiders Art Fair in Michigan.

I had a lot of help making our exhibit a success and I’d like to thank everyone who had a hand in making it happen.

Creating the paintings for the show was only half of the work that went into this trip. I had so much help from my wife and son that this show wouldn’t have been possible without them. Milo and Crystal helped me set up our booth and run it too. Milo even greeted our customers with a big smile and a wave.

At the show we meet lots of people and saw a lot of amazing art objects. Like the ones made by our new friend Heavy. He gave us a lot of tips and kept us laughing with his great art!

Here he is with Milo and a painting he calls the “Center of the Universe”. As he held Milo up in front of his sun painting for a photo Heavy said “look it’s an eclipse!”

Even our “cell mate” Patrick Mcardle shared some advice and cool stories with us about seeing Chuck Berry perform at a high school gym. Patrick brought such a vast collection of art I was able to show my work right next to some wonderful Howard Finster pieces.

It was an incredible experience being able to have all of this support and love for the artwork I make. I am so grateful for my family, friends, and the community that made this opportunity happen. It’s something I’ll always remember.

Thank you!