Centre City Banner Program
Curtis Van Charles (2022)
One of the most exciting things about Calgary is its proximity to some incredible outdoor places. These banners take the viewer on the ultimate road trip. The day begins in a prairie landscape just outside Calgary in the early morning, the scenery changes from one banner to the next as the sun crosses the sky and the Rocky Mountains in the background draw nearer. The journey eventually ends above the treeline in the evening under the northern lights.
About the artist
Curtis Van Charles is known for his paintings of animals joyfully jumping above the horizon such as his mural 'City Foxes’ Calgary, AB. 2017-2019. Since graduating with a bachelor’s in design from AUArts in 2014, Curtis has worked as a full time artist. His methods of merging graphic design elements with realistic painted details have led to projects such as murals for Disney studios, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, and Alberta Ballet.
The foundation for Curtis’s artistic expression was born from a deep-rooted love for nature which began along the riverbanks near his childhood home in Saskatoon, SK.
Curtis Van Charles is currently based in Okotoks, AB.