Born in West Yorkshire, Charles had the privilege of spending his childhood playing in the woods and rivers around his family farm. Unlike most children he aspired to be like Turner and Flint rather than Batman. Drawing from a young age led him to attend Lincoln College of art in his late teens, this is where he found his love of Watercolours.
‘Art has been a passion since my childhood, I feel I have been very privileged to be successful within the industry and share it with others’
After a long career in catering, Charles was commissioned by the National Coal Board to paint a series of paintings of the pits and villages. Then he was commissioned to create the moorland scene for Emmerdale-it was this that led to a successful TV series.
He now lives in Northumberland and hosts painting workshops.