Born in Edinburgh, Charles is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art where he studied under the tutelage of John Cunningham. He began his professional career as a designer, but he has also painted and exhibited his work in several Scottish galleries including The Smithy and Lemond Galleries in Glasgow.
Working predominately in oils, his style of painting follows that of the Scottish Colourists; and he uses both brushes and palette knife in his work with simple broad strokes. He tends to undertake a related series of 3 to 5 works at any one time.
The west of Scotland and the Scottish islands are his favourite subjects.
Arran Art Gallery are delighted to be exhibiting his work for the first time in 2021.