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Charles was born in Auckland, New Zealand but quickly left to explore the world.

He didn’t get to study art at school, instead he was told to learn mathematics, computer science and philosophy.

However a constant theme throughout Charles’ life is art encounters - with a strange combination of painting and technology. He started with Oliver Marsden in Montpellier, France and despite distractions such a digital life* + a complicated family, he has exhibited consistently throughout his time on all continents.

*Charles previous ‘digital life’ relates to a short sojourn (1998 - 2012) in the advertising industry where he was the Worldwide President of an advertising network (TBWA) and founded the Digital Arts network based in Madison Avenue before rejecting the rise of the corporation and retreating to Asia and the South Pacific.


2012 - 2013 Omnicom University SLP, Babson College (MA, USA)
2013 - 2016 Turps Painting Correspondence Course (London, UK)
2016 - 2020 Misc AR, Swift, Unity, Objective C courses (online)


2019: Virtual unReality. Verona Gallery, Oxford St, Sydney, Australia
2018: La Piadin(AR). Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
2018: ARtour. Travelling AR tour in Australia and New Zealand
2018: To Infinity and Beyond (collaborative show with Ali Nasseri), The Coven, Sydney,Australia
2016: Magic, Art, Mixology. Metis Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
2015: Visions. Live painting at Central World forecourt, Bangkok, Thailand
2015: Wilga St. Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
2013: 40 x 40. SMP Gallery, Manilla, The Philippines
2013: Hope. Tortuga Studios, St Peters, Sydney, Australia
2001: Wish. Tuatara Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland


2020: NIRIN - The Biennale of Sydney 2020. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (AR with Mimili Maku Arts)
2019: Japan Supernatural. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (AR with Kentaro Yoshida)
2019: Cosmopolis 2. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (AR with Tricky Walsh and Lisa Reihana)
2019: The Other Art Fair. Melbourne, Australia
2019: Auckland Art Fair. Auckland, NZ (AR with Lisa Reihana)
2018: The Other Art Fair. Melbourne, Australia
2018: 100 Pieces, LA, USA
2017: The Other Art Fair. Sydney, Australia
2017: Tiny ARt. Vienna, Austria
2016: Hands Across the Water. Sydney Town hall, Sydney, Australia
2016: Edinburgh Festival. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2016: Correspond. Rye, Halifax, UK
2016: Art for Lifehouse. RPA, Sydney, Australia
1998: Light Labyrinth. Auckland, New Zealand


Bondi Beach Seawall, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Digital Arts Network, Bangkok, Thailand
TBWA India, Mumbai, India
Hariharalaya, Angkor Watt, Cambodia

Plus paintings in residences in New York, LA, Paris, Lille, London, Edinburgh, Dubai,Bangkok, Singapore, Bali, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland