The Power of Permanent Recognition: Celebrating A’ja Wilson’s Legacy and the Importance of University Tributes

A’ja Wilson’s name has been synonymous with excellence for years. Now, with her recent crowning as the WNBA’s all-time scoring leader, her legacy takes on an even more monumental stature. In 2020, I had the privilege of submitting a proposal to create a unique bronze sculpture of the Hopkins, SC native for the University of …

The Timeless Elegance of Commissioned Bridal Portraits

In a world filled with fleeting digital memories, there’s something truly special about a commissioned oil painting. As wedding season continues, consider investing in a legacy you can cherish forever. A beautiful oil portrait becomes an heirloom that captures the timeless elegance of your bridal look. More than just photography, an oil painting adds a …

Reigniting the Blog: A New Chapter in Art Exploration

Hello everyone, It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post, and I want to start by saying how much I’ve missed connecting with you all through this platform. Life has a way of pulling us in different directions, and I’ve been deeply immersed in my painting and sculpting, creating pieces that I …

Forest Idyll

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 As I have mentioned before, my dad is also an artist. Having artistic parents gave me the courage to choose a career in fine arts. My dad’s work is displayed all over the south east, but the pieces that I am the most familiar with were, of course, in my parents …

Friday, June 3, 2011 town magazine art charles pate jr sculpture regenesis Check out TOWN magazine this month to see the write-up about my Regenesis sculpture in downtown Greenville.

Two of my Favorites

Friday, May 27, 2011 The Daughters of Edward D. Boit charles pate jr oil painting John Singer Sargent There are some works of art that I have always loved from the art books around my house or at the library. But there is a list of my favorites that I have been able to experience in person, …

Hartsville Veterans’ Monument Installation

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Hartsville Veterans’ Monument sc bronze sculpture charles pate jr This is LOOOOONG over due, but I felt that I should still post something about the installation and unveiling of the Veterans Monument. This actually occurred in November. Again, sorry it took so long to post. The city of Hartsville did an amazing …

Regenesis Dedication

Sunday, May 1, 2011 beautiful sculpture in greenville sc charles pate jr bronze The Regenesis sculpture has finally been completed!!! After over a year of planning, drawing, building, carving, and casting, the piece was delivered and installed earlier this week. The dedication was a huge success.   This is the newspaper Article About the Regenesis Dedication. …

Regenesis Update!

Friday, March 18, 2011 bronze sculpture fine art sculptor charles pate jr After the figure had been delivered I began working on the roots. These did not take long to finish and I was headed back to Atlanta to have them cast and bronzed. When I arrived I got to see the figure just before …