Chuck Boyce is a self-taught artist who began painting a decade ago, in his sixties. A dissatisfied middle-aged graduate student and a decidedly "underappreciated" poet, he found work as a free-lance writer, an assistant to a high-end antiques dealer, and (most importantly) a father. Eventually, habitual doodling in his notebooks led to a concerted drive to make, of these casual scribbles, the artifacts we know as art. When it came, it came powerfully, and he professes to understand the notion of being "born again", (albeit secularly). His practice, generally, is to start with some sort of arbitrary arrangement (a scribble), elaborate at will, and garnish to taste. When (if) it starts to look like something, stop; consider the situation, and find the final product.