Born in 1978, Chuck grew up as the middle son of three boys in the small town of King, North Carolina. Like most artists, he dabbled in art from a young age. One day, as a teen, on a short break at work, he found some kids tempera paint and used an old rag to splotch out a quick autumn lake scene. Later, his grandmother, the daughter of an oil painter (Chuck's great grandmother), happened to see it, and being quite taken with it, she began to buy him some art supplies to practice with. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s he worked on degrees in Bible and ministry at Abilene Christian University. Later, he taught Bible courses at a large Christian high school, before beginning his professional art career. Much credit is owed to others as he says, “I would not be the artist, much less person I am today, were it not for the love and support of my wife, my family, and my friends. I also give thanks for my teachers. And all honor is due to God”.