As a painter, Charles 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.