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Born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1950, Charles is a self taught artist living and working in St. Petersburg, Florida. After a four year stint in the U. S. Navy Charles entered the retail business with Chevron for 20 years , then with Mckee Foods for another 21 years. Charles has always had an interest in art. As a child he was always drawing, sketching, and painting, and in his later years studying the Masters and learning the trade.

After 40 years of marriage and three grown children off to their pursuits, I decided to take the plunge myself. It had always been a dream of mine to pursue a career in fine art. Having painted Still life’s mostly indoors , it was refreshing to try and capture the local colors and moods outdoors. It is a journey I look forward to.  I am excited to explore in the genres’ of still lifes, landscapes and figurative art.

With the three fundamental components of art (subject, form, and content),  Charles first strives to visually connect with the subject and with the use of form giving expression to the content. Those inter-relationships are the desired end in creating a good sound painting.