Chuck Hipsher is interested in the gesture or movement involved in the act of creating his artworks. His mind and mood drive the process from start to finish – determining color, scale, composition, and ultimately, the finished state. He believes nothing is precious, that all is subject to change, and depends on state of mind during the development. His abstract paintings indicate the tension between motion and rest, with a vibrancy of color and stroke. Hipsher attended the University of Iowa and School of the Art Institute, Chicago. He currently lives and works in advertising design in Bloomington, IL.