Charles is a figure painter and art instructor. In 2007, he co-founded his own fine art school, 3Kicks Studio, in Pasadena, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design and began his instructional career at LA Academy of Figurative Arts. Charles also instructs at Art Center College of Design and Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. The artist’s commissions include numerous portrait paintings, character designs for film and games, murals, and comic books.