Charden Art

This website is dedicated to the life and legacy of my dad Charles Norman Mills.  My name is Denise Collins and together, during the last 6 years of his life we shared an enthusiasm for art, working side by side as best friends at the Tarpon River Art Studio, in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.  Charles, a prolific painter most of life, was an achiever in the world of arts and culture.  He was a protégé to many young artists who wanted to follow in his footsteps.  He inspired me to sculpt and supported me in my endeavor to create sculptures that have an aesthetic quality.  His incredible body of work is presented on this website, capturing his scratchboard techniques and his paintings, both acrylic and oils which portray the rich history of his African American heritage.   My sculptures, each with their own characteristics, either realistic or abstract designs possess fluidity and motion in their lines.  No molds are used to duplicate my pieces and therefore they are one of a kind..