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Charles is an incredible artist. I’ve seen several pieces of art work he has created over the past 7 years and how he has transformed that art into beautiful scarves, purses, and various other fashion memorabilia. He truly is a talented man. Not only is Charles extremely artistic, he is a loving father to his four children and constantly on his feet to keep up with his two six year old boys. He is also dedicated to being a part of his community, a devoted Christian, and well respected among numerous people. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful and talented father-in-law.
I have know Charles for more than a decade. He is always the first person that comes to mind when I am working on projects and jobs that require style and uniqueness. He has a vision and an eye for things that most of us do not see. While working on our new $125 million hospital, we selected Charles for the creation of our stained glass piece in the main lobby leading to the Chapel. This was an important part of our décor and vision. For other businesses that I manage, he is my go to person for signage and design. His design and craftsmanship using materials that fit in with the surroundings of our mountains, have proven unique and fitting for our needs. I can look at a sign and know if it was created by Charles. His talents are many. On a personal note, he is a great father to his children. He is giving to his church family. He is one of the nicest, friendliest people in our community. He is a pleasure to work with and an amazing man to know!
Charles Ottolini is a talented multimedia artist and the way he combines his unique, colorful stained glass art with wearable fashion is a refreshing pop of color. The colors in his patterns and the texture and luxurious feel of the fabrics he carefully chooses are sublime. Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of getting to know Charles as a fellow glass artist, friend, creative business owner and client in my photography business, ALM Photo. My husband Allan and I worked with Charles to photograph his glasswork and other art that is used as the designs on his scarves, handbags and other soft goods. Charles is also fused glass artist, as am I, and I love talking shop with him while we’re working together in the studio photographing his gorgeous glass pieces. Being a creative business owner is a special talent unto itself and Charles does this successfully by combining his easy-going personality, artistic flair, creativity and professionalism. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention his dazzling smile, keen sense of humor and ability to create an enviable work/life balance as the father of rambunctious twin boys. The way Charles reinvented his one-of-a-kind stained glass designs as wearable fashion is truly fascinating and an inspiration for artists who are looking for other means to share their work.
To Whom It May Concern:
Please accept this letter as a personal endorsement for Mr. Charles Ottolini. During our time of acquaintance, many roles can be labeled.
I first met Charles as a fellow business professional in our mutual city of Sevierville, Tennessee. We would often be involved in one of many charitable/civic organizations actively participating in making our city a better place. That was 30 years ago and we are both still active in “giving back”.
Our mutual respect, and my recognition of Charles’s talent as an artist, led me to hire him for various artistic/ graphic jobs to promote my real estate brokerage business. At the time, Charles was the leading sign designer. I give partial credit for my business’s success to the signage he created. I know that Charles has received many top awards for the quality of his sign work.
Charles and I also spent time as neighbors. It was during this time that our business/community relationship took on a more personal friendship role. Watching him raise his family to be outstanding members of society was inspiring…soccer coach, hiking, boating, and balancing his family, friends, business, civic, church seemed almost effortless. His decision to become a new father to twin boys 7 years ago is a testament to his youthful energy.
As much as I admired his graphic works of art, it wasn’t until I witnessed his stained glass artistry that truly showcased his level of commitment to detail. His latest work designing the newly installed stained glass windows at First Methodist Church, Sevierville is absolutely divine. I now understand that Charles is taking this same approach to detail in the design of scarves and handbags. Although, I will not personally have a need for this new line of art, my wife does love it, as well as many of her friends. I am sure Charles will see this newest shift in his portfolio of art become a huge success.
In summary, I highly recommend Charles on so many levels. The time we spend together, whether working on the next business venture, or skiing the slopes and hiking the trails in our beautiful mountains…Charles Ottolini is a follow up and follow through kind of guy!
Love everything I have purchases…can’t wait to see new designs!!