Born in Melbourne, Charles developed a passion for art during his school years and went on to gain qualifications in engineering and graphic design. Charles’ work is a reflection and representation of his love of the sea, adventure and travel.
Charles hikes, dives and explores the most rugged and remote coastlines of the east coast of Australia, travelling as far as Cape York, where he charters light aircraft to give him access to the most isolated beaches.
He selects materials that are shaped by the harsh elements of the Australian environment to use in his artworks. Washed-up driftwood, flotsam and jetsam found by chance on a secluded beach that survives a journey across vast oceans. Corrugated iron and other salvaged building materials, scorched by sun and hammered by storms.
Chisholm Institute Design Award
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design | Chisholm Institute
Diploma of Graphic Arts and Design | Chisholm Institute
Certificate IV in Arts – Applied Design | Chisholm Institute
Young Designer’s Preparation Program – Studio 108 | Monash University
Certificate IV Engineering | Chisholm Institute
2017 - Of The Sea, group exhibition
2017 - Deep Water, solo exhibition Studio Six Victoria
2017 - Mansfield fine Art Gallery Easter Exhibition
2017 - Art Redhill
2017 - ARC The Gippsland Sculpture Exhibition
2017 - Summer group exhibition Without Pier Gallery Victoria
2017 - Summer group exhibition Manyung Gallery Sorrento
2017 - Coolart Exhibition Somers
2016 - Group exhibition Manyung Gallery Sorrento Victoria
2016 - Australia Wild, group exhibition, Sherbrooke Art Society, Belgrave
2016 - VIC Beaches, Seas, Sport, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
2016 - VIC Stranded on Coastlines, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento VIC
2015 - Blues of Summer, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento VIC
2015 - Urban & Iconic, group exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza VIC