Charlie Brouwer was born in Holland, Michigan in 1946. He spent his first 20 years living in the same house on Maple and 15th St. and attended Holland Christian Schools. He attended art classes at Portland State University and Western Michigan University where he completed a MA in Painting and a MFA in Sculpture. Brouwer moved to Wollongong, Australia to teach Art at Fig Tree High Public School and Portage, Michigan to teach Art at Kalamazoo Christian High School. In 1987 Charlie Brouwer moved to Radford, Virginia to teach Art at Radford University. He is now retired and exhibiting art full time. He and his wife, Glenda live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural SW Virginia in a 100 year old farmhouse they’ve renovated. Charlie calls their place "Out There" because of its remote location and also because he believes that art can point us towards thoughts, feelings, and meanings beyond our immediate experience. He has had 38 solo exhibitions or installations, 132 juried or group, and 21 group exhibitions in the United States, Australia, Hungary, and Poland.