Charles says of his work: “English illustrators of the past two hundred years have inspired me as much as the great painters. I think it is called 'humanism'. Not very fashionable, but I am afraid I'm not either. People are filthy, and beautiful, nasty and sublime, wicked and humane, evil and full of the most heart breaking charity, and I want to paint it all. Sex, shopping, fear, love, television and sacrifice. "