At age 13 Chuck Bickel started studying painting under the tutelage of Dimitar Krustev. In the late 80’s Chuck studied Graphic Design at DMACC then Fine Art at Drake University. Chuck has had studios and galleries in both Des Moines Iowa and Santa Ana California. In the 90’s he was one of the original members of the Santa Ana Artist Village. Chuck currently resides in Des Moines Iowa where he produces paintings, drawings, illustrations and wood work. Chuck has both private and corporate collectors where his work can be seen at locations like SACMI international, Moxie Gallery and restaurants like Akebono of Des Moines, IA.