Charles studied Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing, Oxford University.
He has exhibited in numerous group shows including the BP Portrait Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
His work is featured in the National Collection.
Last year he won the Windsor and Newton Oil Prize at the Mall Galleries, London.
He has been selected for the Turps Banana studio programme for 2017.