Charles was born in Warsaw, Kentucky. From youth through academia, Charles possessed a diverse interest in the arts. His formal art training was during his years at the University of Cincinnati, though eventually he completed his law degree at the University of Kentucky. Charles major influences are Richard Diebenkorn, Jackson Pollock and Joan Mitchell. This is where his unusual color palette is derived.
“[On the purpose of work] where the viewer is compelled to experience all that is sensual in my work with resultant interaction is my ultimate achievement.” - Charles