Charly Palmer - Queen Universe (Toni Morrison; Ntozake Shange; Mya Angelou)

40 x 30” - Acrylic on canvas

Charly Palmer - Innocent

8 x 14" - Acrylic and paper on canvas

Charly Palmer - Nina

40 x 30” - Acrylic on canvas

Charly Palmer - Her Stength Support

40 x 30” - acrylic on canvas

Charly Palmer - Young Queen

40 x 30” - Acrylic on canvas

Charly Palmer - Angela

30 x 24” - Acrylic on canvas

Charly Palmer - Lipstick

8 x 13" - Acrylic and paper on canvas

Charly Palmer - Cheese

8 x 12" - Acrylic and paper on canvas

Charly Palmer - Bantu SOLD

Charly Palmer - Freedom - SOLD

Charly Palmer - Gabriel SOLD

Charly Palmer - Handyman SOLD

Charly Palmer - Baldwin Blooms SOLD

Charly Palmer - Mamas Burden SOLD

Charly Palmer - Nina Contemplation - SOLD

Charly Palmer - Obama (front) - SOLD

Charly Palmer - Obama (back) - SOLD

Charly Palmer - Bantu SOLD

Charly Palmer - The Journey SOLD

Charly Palmer - Collection SOLD

Charly Palmer - Baldwin Bloom SOLD

Charly Palmer - Waves - SOLD

Charly Palmer - Bantu Thoughts - SOLD


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“Just Above My Head”

Opening: Saturday, March 7, 6pm – 9pm

Currently On Exhibition


 About Charly Palmer

CHARLY PALMER, a painter of the contemporary black experience who has exhibited at STELLA JONES GALLERY for thirteen years, brings James Baldwin’s 1979 novel, Just Above My Head  to life by tackling social justice issues. “I seek to paint the way James Baldwin makes me feel: Proud, black, beautiful, and empowered. My paintings inform the way Baldwin’s writing informs. The recurring theme of flowers represents beauty, joy, and hope but at the same time, a reminder of the cycle of life and death.”

PALMER’S work has been placed in private and public collections, including Atlanta Life Insurance, McDonald’s Corporation, Miller Brewing Company, Coca Cola Company and Vanderbilt University.  One of Palmers painting’s was auctioned in 2015 as part of “THE ART COLLECTION OF MAYA ANGELOU” by Swann Auction Galleries. Palmer’s work was commissioned for the 1996 Olympics and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. In 2016, he was commissioned to create original artwork commemorating Fisk University’s 150th year anniversary; in 2017, he accomplished the same for Howard University. PALMER recently completed a project with the Green Bay Packers featuring portraits of players for the Lambeau Stadium. 

Read the Latest ArtNet Interview with Charly Palmer & on Painting John Legend’s Portrait & What He ‘Has to’ Listen to While He Works

About Stella Jones Gallery:

Stella Jones Gallery is proud to be counted as one of the most respected African American fine art galleries in the country and is listed as a Cultural Landmark by “The Drum,” newspaper. For 21 years the gallery has played a pivotal role in highlighting the historical relevance of Black Art.  The owner, Dr. Stella Jones, is committed to educating collectors, museums and the community on the political, social and economic impact that African American Artists and their work have had. 


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