Years of working as an illustrator/art director have given the artist a deep appreciation for unusual visuals with narrative clarity. The goal of any artist is to arrest the viewer’s gaze and provoke thought. The obscure themes explored in Charlie Churchill’s work come from a humorous mash-up of art-history and pop-culture. The “Brides” and “Historical Charlies” play with ideas of memory and identity, never taking themselves too seriously. “Shark! 1916” scenes deal with man’s primal relationship to the unknown/nature at the same time they send up the heroic, historical genre. In all the works the serious attention to details co-exists with a playful urge to distort. Perfection will have to wait.