Charles, a keen artist from an early age, lived aboard a Sailing Barge on the River Thames as a child. He went to sea as a cadet at the age of 16 in the British Merchant Marine, and came ashore in New Zealand at 24, having obtained an unlimited Master's License. As he worked his way up the management ladder in the shipping industry he continued painting in his spare time. In 1984 he was transferred with his family to New York, then later San Francisco before settling in Seattle in 1999. He retired from managing a major shipping line in 2005.
In the mid 90's he began painting seriously , switching from watercolors to oils a few years ago.
His love is maritime art and he has exhibited widely in the Northwest and featured on the cover of 48North and within the FOSS maritime calendar many times.
Apart from being Secretary of PSGNA he is also a member of ASMA and EAFA.
I strive to reflect my knowledge and affection for the sea in all it's moods together with the craft that sail it's waters plus those that either make their living from it or purely enjoy the spell of it...