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CHARLES BONGERS

CONCEPT ILLUSTRATOR - PAINTER - BRAND DESIGNER

Represented on the east coast by GALLERY 104 - 373 Broadway, New York.

and on the west coast by Laguna Art Gallery - California

Literary Agent - Cassandra Rodgers - The Rights Factory 

 

My grandfather was an architect, boat designer, sculptor and painter so, at a very young age, I was privileged to be surrounded by a world of art and design. My art school experience was a blur, and before I knew it, I was thrust into the bowels of one of the top ad agencies in Capetown. I was known as the “wrist” in the studio. All the concepts were drawn by hand, and they had to be drawn fast, very fast. “Necessity being the mother of invention, I developed a very fluid, "squiggly" pen and ink style of drawing to get the concept across simply and effectively. R.O. Blechman, one of the all-time great "idea illustrators", was a major influence, He was illustrating for the New Yorker at the time. 
Over the years my style has evolved into a digital format creating concepts for some of the largest brands in the world to some very successful, multi-million dollar startups. All this experience has left me with a pretty clear understanding of how to take a brief and turn it into a strategically sound concept... on time!

My work has been exhibited in the Toronto AGO sales gallery.

I have just finished writing and illustrating a book on "How to find yourself in the forest". 

Plus a few in the hopper. Represented by The Rights Factory - Literary Agent Cassandra Rodgers

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I’m now based in Toronto / Muskoka.
If you desire a commissioned illustration or painting, don't hesitate to call or email
charles@charlesbongersillustration.com
1 416 219 5243

( Toronto - Muskoka - The four corners of the world )

OVER 100 YEARS OF BONGERS' MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS