Charlie Mills was born in 1940 in Greensboro, NC. Mills received his undergraduate degree in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University and did further graduate studies at California College of Art in Oakland and UC Santa Barbera. Charlie Mills’ landmark series entitled “Myrtle Beach,” is characterized by geometrically intersecting planes of colors. The colors (blue is predominant in this series) are softly veiled and layered in rich gradations.
Charlie Mills work fits solidly in the American post-World War II art movement of abstract expressionism. Like Kandinsky, Charlie Mills concentrates on expressing an inner spiritual life, wishing his art to vibrate or resonate with the viewer’s soul. Like Deibenkorn, Charlie Mills’ work is illuminating, with coastal references to sky, sun, ocean, and seaside.