Charlie left his hometown of Darlington to travel the globe back in his 20’s. He loves the romance and vibrancy of Latin America and Southern Europe and these influences are easily recognisable in his romantic paintings. His reference comes from old black and white photos, a simple photo but with what he believes to be a romantic hidden story. Although a talented self taught artist his first love is writing.
His paintings funded his travelling for many years and so he can safely say he has collections of his artwork around the world! He finally decided to settle down in France. Charlie lives in the region of Charente with his wife and two daughters. He paints and writes from his studio overlooking the River Dronne.