Artist Charles Gabel is shown in front of one of his Angel Wings Murals in Warrenton, on Monday, Oct. 5.

Artist Charles Gabel showed off his artistic skills by drawing up new pieces of art in Warrenton this past weekend. The Angel Wings murals, behind the Java Jolt drew the most attention.

There are 3 total Angel Wings murals located behind the Java Jolt Coffee Shop. One is most of a comic book themed, one is so people can take photos with wings, and the last one is based off of the Salvador Dali mustache.

The idea of these murals, especially the Angel Wings, came from Tammy Carden, who wanted to get the kids in the area involved in some art projects, and asked Gabel to help out with the projects.

These murals were done by artist Charles Gabel. Gabel had been living in Western Australia for half a year but had to stay put in Warrenton due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is relatively new to the area but has been in Warrenton since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gabel designed and drew the murals but he let the kids decide on the colors.

“I had the kids come in and start painting it, and I just kind of showed them what to do,” Gabel said.

A big reason behind having the kids come and do the paintings is to get them out of the house with everything that has been going on in the world.

“The whole premise was to get something for the kids to do, especially being in the current situation kids have been kind of shut up and in the house,” Gabel said.

Gabel likes the direction these art projects are headed. He can see all of the positive reviews they are getting around town.

“The end is to create a gallery of artwork that’s interactive for kids, adults, whoever,” Gabel said.

Even before he could finish painting the Angel Wings mural people were already wanting to take photos of the mural.

People have come from Wrens and Atlanta to take photos of the Angel Wings.

Gabel has been drawing his whole life and it started as early as 4 or 5 years old. He does all kinds of artwork and has been for as long as he can remember. Gabel is also a big comic book fan.

Gabel hopes to expand his art projects to the Thomson and McDuffie County area. He also wants to make it an every Saturday thing where kids come out and chip in on the art projects and help in anyway that they can.

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