Charles Thomas, born in 1960, began his art career in his early twenties as a graphic designer for a software company. He became an illustrator in 1988, creating paintings for advertising and editorial clients nationally. His work has won numerous awards including publication in the Society of Illustrators Annual of American Illustration.
In 1999 Thomas left the advertising world to devote his energies full time to fine art. Since that time, his work has been recognized by the Scottsdale Artists School in their Best and Brightest competition following a 2002 workshop, and by the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society as a finalist in their national juried competitions. His work hangs in numerous private and corporate collections.
Thomas lives in Southern Arizona with his wife, Shirley.