Charles is a popular artist, museum exhibit designer and architectural color consultant living in Santa Cruz County, CA. As an artist he works primarily as a painter and printmaker. Born in Astoria, Oregon, Charles grew up in Orange County, CA., attended UCLA as an art major and graduated from UC Riverside in Zoology. He was the Curator/Director of the Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History from 1969-98. Charles lives with his wife Nikki Silva and three other families in a beautiful and interesting co-housing group (aka commune) in La Selva Beach, CA. - take a look here!