My father, Charles Sr, enjoyed a long, prolific career as a portrait artist in Charleston. Some of my earliest memories are of his studio in Mt Pleasant and meeting his artist friends. His life and work have been and remain an inspiration to me.
I was born in New Orleans and I've lived here in South Carolina since I was a small child. I find Charleston, with its rich history and
the beautiful surrounding landscape,
a wonderful place to live and work.
I received my artistic training at the Savannah College of Art and Design and at the College of Charleston. Early on, I painted abstract canvases but decided to tackle figurative painting