As a painter, he has an unbridled energy for discovering a narrative between the ambient (atmosphere) and the iconic (subject or image). Within his abstract works, his use of color creates an enigmatic attachment where the imagination can be challenged. While compositions may refer to a stage, an interior or a landscape; these references typically are but a poetic underpainting for the object or edifice.
The abstract canvas is a perfect foil to expose the unexpected and spark a sense of curiosity and wonder. This has always been Charles' personal gravitation.