John Charles is a self taught artist from Liverpool, he grew up with his family in Kirkby and had a good childhood. Although he did well in art at school, he didn't consider making it a career, because he didn't know he could! Soon after starting work Charles fell into drug use with noone to turn to and finding no way out until reconnecting with his love for art.
What was once a cry for help, Charles has been able to turn his past addiction on its head and is now educating youngsters through the medium of art, visiting schools, engaging with kids on such a level that they understand that drug use can quickly turn to drug abuse. John's living proof that people really can turn their lives around with positivity and the support of family.
John Charles has overcome his drug addiction but has replaced it with another, this new addiciton is ART and has taken over his very being.