Born in Quebec, Canada in 1942, Charles displayed a very early interest in art by drawing wildlife in pencil and ink at age six. By age twelve, he was painting landscapes in oil and sold many throughout his teenage year.
Deciding to further his artistic talents and business skills at Bringham Young University, he graduated with a B.A. in 1967. His over 50 years of painting experience are evident in his gardens and landscapes which capture nature's essence by mastering the radiant interplay of light and shadow while infusing natures beauty with a sense of tranquility and serenity. Charles' time-consuming technique creates a luminous multi-layered work that invites the viewer into a world of tranquil beauty and timeless elegance. That he connenects with the viewer on an emotional level is evident from the sale of well over 8000 originals and prints in the last 15 years alone.
Charles is featured as one of America's favorite artists and has been the subject of many newspaper and national art magazine articles. His images have been licensed by dozens of national companies. Participating in many one-man shows around the country, Charles has demonstrated at the Art Expo in New York, and ABC Show in Atlanta and the Art Line 2000 in Orlando. He also conducts lectures and workshops, has produced an instructional video and teaches classes in oil and acrylics to share his experience and techniques with other artists. In between, he manages to create between 30 to 40 paintings each year for his expanding number of collectors. In 2011, he published a book about his life and work called "The Path Worth Taking".