Charles Gillies

Freelance illustrator Chuck Gillies has been represented by Skidmore Studio in Detroit for the past 35 years with concurrent representation in New York by Mendola LTD for 25 of those years. He first started teaching at CCS in 1984.

Gillies has done paintings for a variety of clients, including CBS Fox Video, The Upper Deck Company, Scholastic Books, Disney Hyperion, Dell Publishing, Zondervan Publishing, In The Game, Crossway Books, Reader's Digest, The Bradford Exchange, FTD, Planters Peanuts, Pepsi, Federal Mogul, DaySpring MasterPeace Collection, Ford Motor Company, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Buick Motors, and Dodge among others. He has illustrated over 80 book covers and two complete children's books: With You All The Way by Max Lucado and The Sleeping Rose by Angela Elwell Hunt. He has also made over 200 paintings for trading card companies, and his acrylic paintings have been featured on prints, posters, greeting cards, collector plates and advertisements for the past 40 years.

Gillies is also a portrait painter whose commissions include portraits for Lee Iacocca, Mike Ilitch and many others. His work has appeared in The Society of Illustrators Annual, American Illustration Annual and Spectrum Annual. He has also participated in many gallery shows.

  • BS, Ferris State University
  • Adjunct Faculty

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