James Surls and Charmaine Locke
Born in East Texas, James Surls has been creating works since the 1970s. Along with his wife, artist Charmaine Locke, the two have lived in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado since 1997. A muse for one another, their relationship acts as an essential force of inspiration for the pair. Producing primarily large-scale sculpture and 2-D works, the couple regularly focuses on themes of nature, abstraction and cosmic ideology, with the symbiotic dichotomy of feminine and masculine qualities appearing in both of their works. One of their rare exhibitions together as husband and wife, All I Ever Wanted is a monument to the harmonious relationship between their love for one another and their stunning body of work.