Recovery through art
Much has been spoken about artists who suffer for their art the truth about Charlie is that he did no such thing.
He suffered. Only then did he become an artist.
It was to take over thirty years of addiction for Charlie to discover art, and to begin the road to salvation through it. No training. No prior interest in art beyond manic and nervous doodlings. No inkling at all that such a potent means of expression remained latent within him until he was encouraged to use art as a form of therapy at a Rehabilitation Center in America in 2003.
Since that time Charlie has transferred his addictive personality to creation rather than destruction, and his art has been a major part in him finding self worth in his recovery.