Portsmouth Unity Project

One of the most artistically fulfilling projects I’ve ever done. Here is a look at the “Band Together” mural I created in collaboration with the Portsmouth Unity Project.

Local Legends Podcast

If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on under my hat, this might explain a few things…

We talked about:
Why I use a black outline in my art (when I was specifically told not to)

My secret technique where I let my kids start my paintings.

And why Dads never get to fish.

This is the 31st episode of the Local Legends Podcast, be sure to checkout their catalog and like their new Facebook Page.


Thank you all for the love!
Keep the Sun in your Belly!

Upcoming Coloring Book!

I’m making a cat coloring book and your cat could be in it!

The book will feature 50+ original cat drawings, but before the book is finalized I wanted to add this idea to the mix!

For $50 you can send me a photo of your cat and I’ll add them to the book!

There are 15 spots for cat portraits available. Each spot will ensure your cats inclusion in the book as well as your own physical copy of the coloring book. Feel free to email, message, or comment if you are interested!

Here are a few samples that were inspired by our cat Elwood that showcase some of his his favorite habits and haunts.

New exhibit!

Here There Be Monsters at the Markay Theatre in Jackson Ohio.Oct 24th – Nov 17th

Artwork by: Charlie Haskins & Trevin Wyant

Opening Night is Oct 24th at 7pm!

Haskins 2019

Wyant 2016

The title of the exhibit, Here There Be Monsters, comes from a phrase that is sometimes depicted on old world maps and antique globes. Acting as a warning, these words labeled dangerous or unexplored territories and acted as a reminder that there are still unknown forces at work in the world. Accompanied by symbols of dragons, sea monsters, and the like, these were the kinds of maps that kept you from falling off the edge of the world. In creating work for this show, however, I used this title as a compass to guide me to monsters rather than steer me away from them.

Haskins 2019

Wyant 2016

The creatures I found in this search are presented here in both drawings and paintings. These images largely consist of shadowy blob-like figures that lurk and loom their way through several impressionistic landscapes. In this series, one can see several of these monsters rummaging through neighboring houses looking for food and lifting up sailing boats from the water as they study the humans inside. In one painting, the monsters are even seen sharing a sunset as they picnic on a small city!

Haskins 2019

Making work for this show has been a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with my fellow artist, Trevin Wyant. His dark narratives, fiendish beasts, and claw-like mark making evoke powerful feelings of fear, anxiety, and panic. It has been a privilege to navigate and chart these monstrous worlds with him. We both hope that you enjoy the show–Here There Be Monsters!

What a time!

Thank you all for joining our art classes this week at Port City and the Farmer’s Market and for coming out to our concert at the Southern Ohio Museum! It was definitely a Derek to remember!

Watercolors at Port City Paint Night

Black Cats & Pumpkins at Main Street Portsmouth’s Farmers Market

Milo Haskins, Josiah Whitley, and The Marys at the Southern Ohio Museum

September Events!

We had a blast at Garrison Kentucky’s Creative Expo this month and we have lots more events coming up!

We have an art class schedule at Port City September 17th at 6:30

We’re we will be painting this!

On September 21st we have another art class at Main Street Portsmouth’s Farmers Market!

Tickets for our classes can be purchased here:https://squareup.com/store/haskins-house/item/sep-paint-night-at-port-city

Later that day we will be preforming at the Southern Ohio Museum and promoting my latest collaboration Moon Songs.

Fumbling with the Blues

We are bringing the Haskins House booth to Blues, Brews, & BBQ! Join us July 13th for some good times at Portsmouth’s historic Spartan Stadium.

I will be releasing a new batch of Portsmouth themed artwork and will have prints of my Spartan Stadium painting available too!

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